Updated: Sep 13, 2019
By Dr. Megan Marco, DAc, LAc
Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can help with a variety of problems, but they can also help keep you healthy. This is the essence of preventative medicine.
Your organs are always working – your heart is pumping, your lungs are breathing, and your liver is filtering your blood. Acupuncture gives your body a chance to send in the clean-up crews to give a tune-up to all your organs, muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones – your whole body.
When you come in for an Acupuncture treatment or take the specific Chinese herbal formulas prescribed for you, your body gets the signals and biochemistry it needs to heal. Just like you bring your car in for an oil change, it’s important to bring your body in for a tune-up.
When you do have something wrong, then we can specifically give your body the signals it needs to initiate and speed up the healing process. Even if nothing is wrong, Acupuncture can stimulate your body to make repairs and prevent problems from happening. The body is sometimes distracted and doesn't know exactly what to do, and with Acupuncture, we are "pressing the buttons on your body's personal circuit board" to tell it what to do.
Acupuncture helps increase endorphin production, your natural anti-inflammatories and pain relievers, and it also balances neurotransmitters. This reduces inflammation, increases happiness, and decreases stress.
Tune-ups are recommended once a month. Some people schedule tune-ups more often, such as once a week, while some come in less often; it depends on what feels best to each individual. Some people "know" when they need to come back in again, or their family members tell them when they notice a shift.
In summary, regular Acupuncture treatments are the best way to prevent disease and slow down the aging process. Improving your circulation and helping your body run better can decrease pain and stiffness, and your organs will function better. As I like to say, "We've found the ‘Fountain of Youth,’ and it’s Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine."
The Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine treatment protocol will be determined specific to your symptoms and health history, and will be discussed at your appointment.
If you or anyone you know is interested in living a healthier, happier life, it’s time to call to see how Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can help you.
Dr. Megan Marco, Doctor of Acupuncture, Licensed Acupuncturist, owner and clinic director of Stonington Natural Health Center, enjoys helping people with all health concerns, including pain, stress, fertility, anxiety, depression, and digestion problems. To read more about her, please check out her practitioner biography. She is available for appointments at SNHC Monday - Friday. Call (860) 536.3880 to schedule.