Preventative Care

Promoting Overall Health and Well Being

An especially positive aspect of acupuncture is its ability to prevent illness and injury. Since acupuncture strives to keep the body healthy and in balance, it is a great tool for reducing stress, staying healthy, and improving mental and physical energy.

In today’s fast-paced world, none of us are immune to stress—unfortunately, stress can contribute to a multitude of illnesses and result in the following consequences:
  • Anxiety
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Irritability
  • Restlessness
  • Pain
  • Decreased productivity
Occasional acupuncture treatments provide time to rest and relax. Keeping stress levels under control can reduce the likelihood of chronic illness or injury. For example, women dealing with fertility issues, often experience high levels of stress, making it more difficult to conceive. Adding acupuncture to their treatment regimen can help reduce stress, making it easier for conception to occur.

Adapting to Change

Acupuncture can also help patients adapt to seasonal changes. Each seasonal change influences the body’s energy, which goes deeper in the winter and more external during the summer. Treating just before seasonal changes helps prepare the body for this transition. In addition, patients who suffer from ailments that are seasonal in nature, such as spring allergies, or back pain that worsens in the cold of winter, benefit from treatment before the season change.

Increasing Energy Levels

If you suffer from fatigue, acupuncture can maintain more stable energy levels. Acupuncture provides a time and place for relaxation and rejuvenation to stabilize energy levels, resulting in a more productive life.

Preventing Injury

Athletes benefit by using acupuncture to prevent injury. The stress, strain and repetitive motion of athletic performance can precipitate chronic long term injuries. Treating mild aches and pains with acupuncture can help ward off long-term nagging injuries from stress or overuse.

Contact Summit Acupuncture today to learn more about using acupuncture as a preventive measure to manage stress and keep the body healthy, energized and injury free.