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Mind & Body Connection: 5 Benefits Of Acupuncture

Acupuncture involves inserting very thin needles into your body to help bring balance to the body to decrease the pain levels you may be experiencing, as well as bring balance to your mind. Likewise, dry needling is a form of acupuncture which can help to bring a release of muscle tension in certain bands of the muscle called a trigger point.

Both of these treatments can assist in reducing pain and improving movement and function in the body and mind. Acupuncture can help you to embrace optimal wellness in the mind and body without medication. So, what are some benefits of acupuncture?

1) Relief of Headaches

Studies have shown that headaches and migraines can be relieved through acupuncture treatment, without the need for any medications. Acupuncture is able to reduce the severity of the pain as well as the frequency of the headaches.

2) Reduced Stress

Many people find that acupuncture is an excellent de-stressor because it restores energy balance in the mind and body. In fact, studies show that acupuncture lowers stress hormone levels and improves overall feelings of happiness.

3) Pain Relief

Acupuncture will reduce tension in the back and neck and alleviate pain in the joints, without the use of drugs. It also has the capability of reducing inflammation in the body.

4) Better Sleep

Acupuncture has been proven to help people struggling with insomnia. Some studies found that acupuncture had an even higher benefit for patients than sleep medications. When the body is balanced through acupuncture it causes many people to fall asleep much easier.

5) Improves Overall Health

Patients who regularly receive acupuncture treatment will find that they have a reduced risk of getting ill because acupuncture supports the body’s natural immune system responses. If someone finds themself exposed to a virus or type of bacteria, their body will have the better ability to fight it off and therefore they will be less likely to get poorly.

Looking for acupuncture in Auckland? Here at On Point Physio, we offer acupuncture and dry needling services with experienced and qualified acupuncturists on hand. Drop us an email at or call us on (09) 212 8587 for more information, we are more than happy to help.


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