Acupuncture has been around for hundreds of years. It has helped millions of individuals address nausea, body pains, headaches, and a whole host of other ailments. At Lakeside Sports Chiropractic & Motorsports Rehab we offer acupuncture, also known as dry needling, to patients who are in need of relief from allergies, headaches, anxiety and depression, pain, and muscles spasms anywhere in the body.

How Does Acupuncture Work?

This treatment is one among the oldest healing practices in the world. If your regular antihistamines aren’t providing the relief you need from allergies, consider dry needling instead. This may sound odd since most people associate acupuncture with pain relief, but dry needling for allergies is very effective. Patients who take antihistamines in addition to acupuncture treatments show a greater improvement in their allergy symptoms that patients who only take medication.

Acupuncture to treat anxiety and depression may also sound far-fetched. Dry needling, however, is a great way to receive relief without therapy or medication. According to Ancient Chinese medicine, Qi is the energy force that regulates the body’s overall health. Qi moves throughout the body much like our blood, and if something happens to disrupt the flow of Qi then our bodies and minds suffer the consequences. Anxiety and depression are a result of a disruption of the Qi, which is treated through specific placement of needles. Qi is really just a metaphor for metabolic function and the chemical reactions constantly taking place in the body. Acupuncture kickstarts the body’s natural ability to heal itself, or stimulate the part of the brain that causes anxiety and depression. This can create a balance without the need for medication.

Headaches are fairly common and can be due to a variety of issues including stress, lack of sleep, and caffeine withdrawal. But if your headaches become chronic for no apparent reason, you may be struggling with migraines that can be treated through dry needling. Acupuncture can also relieve tension headaches. The needles hit specific points on the head that release hormones and stimulate a response from your body. Endorphins flood your system and provide pain relief.

These are just a few of the ways dry needling can benefit you. If you are interested in learning more about this treatment or if you would like to schedule your consultation, contact Lakeside Sports Chiropractic Center & Motorsports Rehab today! We are conveniently located in Cornelius, NC.