Brain Health Awareness Starts Here!
March is Brain Injury Awareness month! There are so many treatment options for minor head injuries, including concussions. In today’s active and highly athletic population, the incidence of traumatic brain injuries like concussions have become a common and prevalent injury. A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury that can cause symptoms of headaches, anxiety, depression, and concentration difficulty.
Common medical practice to treat concussions are rest and medication (anti-depressants) to address the symptoms possibly associated with these injuries. However it is in my opinion that there are more conservative ways to address these symptoms.
An alternative approach to treating the signs and symptoms of a concussion include Acupuncture. For thousands of years, practitioners have used Acupuncture for a countless of ailments. Acupuncture is a therapy that aims to restore normal blood circulation and neurological integrity to injured area and body. Acupuncture is so effective because of the results that come with using it. This technique treats headaches, anxiety, depression, and altered cognitive function as well as so many other aliments.
Just like a Formula 1 race car, your body is just as much of a highly tuned machine. Our bodies function correctly when they are being continuously “tuned up,” such as a race car would. If you want your body to function correctly, you must take care of it when it is asking for help. Acupuncture acts on our system to create homeostasis, which allows us to heal best.