Are you suffering from Car Accident?

Acupuncture can effectively treat all muscular and ligamentous sprains and strains that result from sudden impact trauma.

 

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that's triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares, and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event.

Any situation causing emotional, physical, or mental trauma can result in PTSD. The use of acupuncture for PTSD has been scientifically proven to show reduced anxiety levels and stress in individuals. — the benefits of acupuncture for PTSD has translated into the greater word of mouth as more people recommend acupuncture as a successful alternative medicine and treatment to conventional treatment. 

Acupuncture is well known for how effectively it can treat musculoskeletal pain, unfortunately, one of the most common causes of musculoskeletal pain is motor vehicle accidents. Whether you are a driver, passenger, pedestrian, or bicyclist and you have been involved in an automobile collision, there are options to help you get care.

 

Patients with whiplash may experience neck and shoulder pain and stiffness, headaches, trouble concentrating, dizziness, balance issues, restless sleep, and irritability. Being involved in an auto collision also usually will have a large emotional component, it is important to address any resulting stress and anxiety.

Acupuncture can be very helpful for people who suffer from whiplash, for a variety of reasons. As with any soft tissue injury, acupuncture is very effective at relieving pain and breaking up muscle tension, similar to how a massage works. But it’s true strength lies in helping heal tissue types that are more stubborn to recover — tendons and ligaments. Inserting an acupuncture needle promotes blood flow to wherever the needle is placed, so acupuncture can encourage fresh blood and nutrients to move into tissue types that don’t normally get a lot of blood flow. This helps tendons & ligaments recover more quickly. Acupuncture is the only treatment method suitable for this — you can’t get a massage right after a car accident, and chiropractic doesn’t touch soft tissue injury at all.

 

Stress and anxiety are also very normal responses to sudden trauma. In fact, the American Psychological Association recognizes car accidents to be the number one cause of post-traumatic stress disorder in the general population. PTSD is an anxiety disorder that can develop after any psychologically traumatic event. An Acute Stress Reaction is a shorter-lived but more frequent response to a car crash. Acupuncture can be a helpful component in the recovery process after a distressing and shocking incident.

 Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is based on the concept of ‘life energy’ or ‘Qi’ that flows throughout the body on channels known as meridians*. Qi is responsible for all physical processes of the body and must flow freely throughout the body for good health. Disorder, pain, and disease result when Qi is deficient, excessive, or blocked for whatever reason. Acupuncture works to restore the healthy balance of Qi in order to help patients regain natural harmony and overall good health. Another central concept of TCM involves the opposing forces of Yin and Yang. Yin and Yang govern the organs; they must remain balanced for good health.

 

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