Achieve Better Neurological Health With A Blend Of Western And Eastern Medicine
According to the World Health Organization, more than a billion people worldwide suffer from a neurological condition. These conditions fall under a massive umbrella – covering a variety of ailments from headaches to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
Western medicine has shed much light on how to diagnose and treat the body’s neurological system, which includes the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nervous tissue. However, some eastern medicine practices, including acupuncture, have demonstrated positive effects when incorporated into a patient’s treatment regimen. Positive effects include reduced pain, agitation, and mood imbalances arising from neurological problems.
Our practice believes that the best approach for our patients is to combine the best of western and eastern medicine practices. This is true for all of the patients we treat, including those suffering from neurological disorders.
Our Patients Get The Best Of Both Medical Philosophies When Addressing Their Neurological Health
Western and eastern medicine are derived from entirely different medical philosophies, and they complement each other well when handled by an experienced practitioner. Here’s how:
How Can Acupuncture Help With Neurological Conditions
This complementary relationship between East and West extends to how neurological conditions might be addressed. A popular and effective treatment option for many patients is acupuncture, which has eastern medicine roots dating back thousands of years.
During acupuncture, sterilized needles are painlessly inserted into the skin and used to stimulate acupuncture points. These points tend to coincide with areas of elevated nerve activity, so acupuncture is used to stimulate the nervous system to an extent.
Once stimulated, the nervous system responds by releasing a flood of biochemicals into the brain and spinal cord, which can help the body balance and heal itself.
What Neurological Conditions Can Acupuncture Benefit From Acupuncture?
Mounting research shows that acupuncture is effective for a large variety of health conditions, many of them neurological in nature. Some of those neurological conditions include:
These are just a few of the neurological conditions that acupuncture treatment is positively correlated with. Others include vertigo, dizziness, tremors, Tourette’s syndrome, muscular dystrophy and many more.
Our Practice Offers Both Western And Eastern Methods To Improve Your Neurological Health
Both western and eastern medical practices have their place in a treatment regimen, and patient outcomes are maximized when both are considered. That’s what our practice focuses on when developing treatment approaches for our patients. We believe if a treatment is safe and has the potential to help our patients with their neurological issues, it’s worth considering.
We’re among the few practices in Houston (and beyond) that can manage this approach. That’s because we’re board certified in family medicine and licensed to provide safe acupuncture services. With our extensive training in both disciplines, Houston Acupuncture can provide the best of western and eastern medical practices.