Any casual observer can see that life moves in cycles. Step outside, look at the sky, and watch the moon as it waxes and wanes night after night. Dip your toes in the ocean at Wrightsville Beach, and observe the tide rolling in and out. Even our bodies are ruled by cycles. This is most true for women, who expect their periods to arrive each month, right on schedule.
Waking up with terrible night sweats now that you are in menopause? Suffering from menopause-related insomnia? For many women, as the body’s natural level of estrogen decreases during menopause, an array of uncomfortable symptoms develop. These can include hot flashes, insomnia, fatigue, weight gain, and mood swings. Such symptoms can cause discomfort or embarrassment, and even impact the quality of your daily life. Luckily, acupuncture offers several strategies that can help alleviate your symptoms.
Experiencing aches and pains? Pain can be thought of as a natural alarm, one that tells you something is wrong. Whether your have experienced an injury, illness, or other circumstances, finding pain relief is crucial to maintaining your work and home routines.
When most people want to plan a fun day with family and friends – boating at Wrightsville Beach, for example, or spending a day at one of the many festivals held in downtown Wilmington, NC – they don’t have to make sure they’re always within twenty feet of a restroom. For people struggling with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, however, this becomes a constant and unfortunate issue.
Occasional stress is a natural part of life—caused by everything from work deadlines to public speaking to rush hour traffic. Anxiety disorders, on the other hand, are more intense and more difficult to overcome than those temporary moments of stress. For a person with an anxiety disorder, the anxiety does not go away and can become worse over time, affecting daily activities like job performance, schoolwork, and relationships.
Feeling stressed? Stress can often lead to headaches, ranging from minor tension headaches to full-blown migraines. Over 50 million Americans have experienced a severe form of headache at least once. In Chinese tradition, headaches stem from unbalanced Qi or energy. Acupuncture may be able to help alleviate your symptoms so that chronic, irritating headaches aren’t a part of your day-to-day routine.
Over 50 million Americans suffer from auto-immune disease; an auto-immune disease occurs when the body’s immune system attacks healthy tissue. Due to the complexity of treating autoimmune disorders, integrative medicine solutions including acupuncture and Oriental medicine have received much attention as successful therapies in their treatment. Acupuncture is specifically noted for its use in pain relief, regulating the immune system, managing symptoms and improving quality of life.
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