Have you tried Acupuncture in Park City, Utah?

This information on Acupuncture comes to you from Mar, professional Acupuncturist at Align Spa, Park City, Utah. ūüôā

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You’ve probably heard about acupuncture, know someone who has been treated with acupuncture -or have¬†tried it yourself. Acupuncture as an “alternative” medicine has become more popular and mainstream in¬†the U.S.¬† Not only has acupuncture been found to help chronic and acute pain conditions, but it has also¬†been used to treat a whole host of illnesses. Everything from digestive problems,¬†neurological issues,¬†respiratory challenges¬†and GYN disorders¬†and the list goes on and on.¬†Acupuncture is also¬†being used in¬†many hospitals as a complementary treatment for people undergoing radiation and chemotherapy.¬† And¬†even though acupuncture is one of the oldest and most enduring forms of medicine in the world, we here¬†in the Western world are still boggled by the idea that a bunch of needles placed in various locations¬†through¬†the body are going to cause any effect except to cause pain. I mean they are needles, pointy¬†things going into the skin…Ouch! And that’s supposed to make us feel better?

Acupuncture in Park City, Utah

Strangely enough the answer is a resounding, YES!

First off, most people who have experienced acupuncture will tell you the needles rarely hurt.¬† Sometimes¬†it may feel like a light pinch that quickly goes away.¬† I’ve had several patients fall asleep while I’m putting¬†the needles in.¬† At Align Spa, I use thin, one time use, disposable¬†sterile¬†needles.¬†For those of you that are¬†still needle phobic, there are many other techniques and methods we can use to treat you that don’t¬†involve needles. (Please go to our website at¬†alignspa.com¬†and click on Acupuncture and Your Treatment¬†to find out more information.)


From a Chinese medicine perspective, the needles are placed in specific locations, based on the diagnosis.¬†These points are used to help restore balance in the body, allowing blood and qi (vital energy) to flow,¬†reestablishing health and wellness. Simply put, if you are experiencing physical or¬†emotional¬†pain, then¬†the flow of qi and or blood is not flowing freely throughout your body.¬† You may be experiencing¬†tiredness, depression, feeling like you are stuck and unable to get motivated.¬† Oftentimes, that may stem¬†from a lack of qi and blood and like a pond without fresh moving water, it stagnates.¬† Or perhaps you’ve¬†had a skiing accident, hurting your knee, causing a blockage that collects too much qi and blood in one¬†place increasing your pain and¬†slowing the healing process.¬† Like an overflowing dam, letting go of¬†a¬†little water can help¬†release the pressure.

But what if you‚Äôre basically feeling good, eating well, exercising, meditating, should you be getting¬†acupuncture?¬†I mean how often do you go to your medical doctor and say, “hey, I’m feeling great, is there¬†anything else I can do to keep feeling this way?” ¬†Generally, preventative medicine¬†is not the strong suit¬†of the American Medical Association.¬† Acupuncture is a great treatment to help ensure the continued free¬†flow of qi and blood and assisting in keeping a physical and emotional balance. Stressors, can impede¬†your body‚Äôs natural balance and eventually lead to illness that can’t immediately be detected. So, getting¬†acupuncture every once in a while may help maintain your healthy balance.

So whether you’re healthy, had an accident or have a chronic condition, acupuncture can help to encourage the healthy flow of qi and blood. If you are interested in learning more about acupuncture and alternative treatments, including Western Medicine theories as to why acupuncture is so effective, please visit our website at alignspa.com.

Providing quality acupuncture care is just one of the many reasons Align Spa¬†was¬†voted 2015’s #1¬†spa in¬†Park City.¬† Stop by or visit our website to see all the services we provide. Thank you and we hope you’re all enjoying the amazing snow this year! ‚̧


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