Why is acupuncture’s ability to improve circulation important?
Efficient blood circulation is vital to good health.
A smoothly operating circulatory system pumps blood enriched with oxygen and other critical nutrients to tissues throughout the body maintaining healthy function.
Without it, tissues and organs grow weak and suffer damage that can range from troublesome to downright deadly.
Unfortunately, an extensive range of health concerns can inhibit circulation, including issues with the body’s neurological, cardiological and circulatory systems.
Chronic conditions like diabetes and thyroid problems can also interfere with healthy circulation.
Even chronic pain can negatively influence circulation.
Acupuncture and Poor Circulation
Whatever the cause of poor circulation, acupuncture may be able to provide welcome relief.
This ancient form of traditional Chinese medicine is enjoying increasing acceptance among the mainstream medical community because a growing body of scientific research is demonstrating its effectiveness.
In a 2007 double-blind study, researchers determined that acupuncture delivered a significant increase in the concentration of nitric oxide in the bloodstream, a compound known to play a role in regulating local circulation.
Acupuncture’s ability to inspire better circulation is important because circulatory problems are not to be taken lightly.
Since poor circulation can trigger pain, slow healing, cause tissue damage or death, make amputations necessary, and lead to blood clots that can cause embolisms, heart attacks and strokes, it’s easy to see why improving circulation offers major benefits.
Simply put, improved circulation translates to better health.
Beyond Improving Circulation
Acupuncture’s benefits go beyond improved circulation.
Acupuncture can also be used to aid in managing pain, regulating blood sugar, and strengthening immune responses.
It’s now being used in conjunction with traditional medicine to help treat a growing list of health issues.
Make an appointment today with one of our acupuncturists if you’re interested in seeing if acupuncture can help with poor circulation or other health conditions.
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