7 Things Acupuncture Will Fix

By Desta Cullen Posted in | For Your Consideration | 21 January 2014 11:59AM

Ever thought about getting acupuncture but don’t like needles? Well, dear reader, we are here to allay your fears!

We all submit to more painful treatments in the name of beauty (you know, that little thing called waxing), so why not for something as important as your health?

And you can hardly argue with a 4000-year history, and numerous studies that are showing the potential for acupuncture to assist the body’s own healing process, now can you?

So when we heard about the great things being done by local expert—and second generation acupuncturist—Eric Drescher, we had to get the low down.

Eric, who owns Body & Soul Acupuncture Clinic, is dedicated to holistic healing and offers acupuncture, moxibustion, massage, and Chinese and Western herbal medicines.

“It’s important to note that I am not just treating the symptoms, but also the cause and the whole person, by identifying the disharmonies and restoring these imbalances,” Eric says.

So why see Eric and not just another acupuncturist? His personalised approach is genuine and his clinic is the perfect tranquil environment to get down and out—and by out we mean siesta (seriously, it’s too hard to resist)! With Eric’s extensive knowledge he will have you focusing on your inner wellbeing in no time.

But we’re curious, what are the top issues people come to see Eric for? Here, he takes us through 7 of the most common ailments he sees and how acupuncture helps.

STRESS

Acupuncture is an excellent stress reduction therapy with its ability to raise endorphin and serotonin levels. It also acts upon regulating our sympathetic nervous system, reducing levels of the stress hormone cortisol allowing the body and mind to relax. Um, where to we sign up?

ANXIETY & DEPRESSION

A really serious issue, and Eric says no two stories are the same. Acupuncture & Chinese Herbs can help and he has supported many clients through their hardships.

WOMEN’S HEALTH ISSUES

Whether it’s irregular or painful menstruation, premenstrual symptoms, or menopause, acupuncture regulates hormones, and focuses on the general health of the female. Goodbye Nurofen…

FERTILITY

Whether as a standalone treatment or in combination with IVF, Eric can help address specific disharmonies preventing fertility and restoring these imbalances.

BACK PAIN & NECK PAIN

Eric will treat the pain by helping to improve the blood and oxygen circulation through the tissues, helping the muscles to relax. It works by promoting the release of natural anti-inflammatory mediators helping with those unwanted aches and pains. Pain be gone!

HEADACHES/MIGRAINES

Acupuncture is addressing the underlying cause of the headache and restoring balance. Treatments are available as a symptomatic relief during a headache/migraine by taking away the pain, severity and duration; but also as a preventative reducing the frequency of episodes.

SINUSITIS/ALLERGIC RHINITIS

Acupuncture has a natural anti-inflammatory and anti-histamine effect on the system, complemented by the desensitization to allergens. Most people note an immediate improvement after a treatment.

So if the taxing nature of modern life is getting to you, we suggest getting your little exhausted self down to Body & Soul Acupuncture, pronto!

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