Some Surprises about Acupuncture

Ear acupuncture for stress relief at Whole Human PLLCYes, I do see a lot of pain and suffering patients in my practice, but did you know that acupuncture can do so much more than that? Here’s a quick list of what’s been coming up the most in the last few months in my practice besides muscle and skeletal related pain:


  • Colds and flu
    Thankfully for all of us, that season is about over, but my therapies (acupuncture, cupping, gua sha, and herbs) can really help kick out a cold or flu. It’s best if you catch it early, but it can give a great deal of relief and quicker healing even if you don’t.
  • Allergies
    Even less fun than colds and flu, allergies are the discomforts that just keep giving. Though Austin isn’t the allergy capital of America (we’re only #45 on this list! …note to self: don’t move to Tulsa), allergies here can be year-round for many people. Acupuncture and herbal therapies are the bomb for allergy sufferers, providing relief from nasal drainage, respiratory discomfort, and even skin allergies, all without meds that make you feel desert dry or benadryl groggy.
  • Stress
    Stress is more than just an annoyance that makes you yell at your spouse. Stress is a slow but sure killer. Constant low-level stress impacts your digestion, sex drive, blood pressure, leaves you at greater risk for heart disease, damages your brain’s tissues and memory pathways putting you at higher risk for Alzheimer’s, can make you more prone to insulin resistance and diabetes, makes it more likely for you to gain weight, and to sleep poorly. The effects of stress even cause an imbalance in your psycho-emotional makeup increasing your risk of depression and anxiety. I can provide you with acupuncture, Reiki, and simple meditation techniques which can reverse this quickly, giving you peace of mind and the bonus of far better health.
  • Hot flashes and mood swings courtesy of menopause
    Hot flashes can make you feel like you’re the main event at a barbeque, can wake or keep you up at night, and make your moods swing like mad. Acupuncture and herbal therapy can put out the fire, help you sleep restfully and deeply, and keep those moods grounded like they should be, all without dangerous drugs or the allegedly safe bio-identical hormones.

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