If you’ve ever had a concussion, you know the real trouble starts after you’ve been released from the hospital. Post-concussion syndrome, the symptoms you develop after your concussion, can cause daily headaches, neck and back pain, memory loss, constant dizziness, double vision, concentration problems and crushing fatigue. Most patients are told by their doctor to go home and rest, that time will heal their symptoms. However, as these patients know, the symptoms often do not resolve on their own. They linger. But there is hope. It’s called acupuncture. The Englewood Acupuncture concussion treatment works best to resolve the debilitating symptoms associated with post-concussion syndrome.
Englewood Acupuncture Concussion Treatment – How It Works
Concussion is an injury to the brain. Now that sounds scary, but it doesn’t have to be. Our brains are capable of healing, just like other parts of our body. Acupuncture aids with this healing process, speeding it along, working deeply and more completely.
One way acupuncture helps heal the brain is to increase blood circulation to the head. Good blood flow helps to heal all parts of the body, including the brain. Specific acupuncture points increase blood circulation to the brain. For people who are blood deficient (they are not making enough blood to optimize health) we use additional acupuncture points to stimulate blood production.
Other acupuncture points strengthen brain function. An injured organ struggles to perform its duties. Returning the brain to it’s proper strength will speed the healing process and help resolve the symptoms associated with post-concussion syndrome.
Body pain associated with concussion (neck and back pain, headaches, etc) can also be helped with acupuncture. Points are selected to heal muscles, tendons and ligaments, open channels, and increase Qi circulation. Pain occurs in the body when the flow of energy (Qi) is stagnant. Acupuncture resolves Qi stagnation and gets Qi flowing smoothly again in the body. The results is less pain.
Englewood Acupuncture Concussion Treatment – Case Study
Melanie came to our office six months after sustaining a concussion in a car accident. She was having daily headaches, difficulty concentrating, dizziness and constant neck pain. She was forced to take a leave of absence from her job because her brain could not process information properly. This was causing her tremendous stress, financially and emotionally. In addition, she was struggling at home, unable to keep up with the demands of family life. Simple tasks, like getting the kids up in the morning for school, had become overwhelming to her. Her neurologist told her there was nothing more they could do to help. She needed to give the injury time to heal. She was devastated.
We were able to help Melanie in all aspects of her healing. We increased blood circulation to her brain, which improved her concentration and reduced dizziness. Acupuncture also eased her neck pain. As she started feeling more confident, her daily headaches eased as well. Within two months she was able to return to work. While we continued to work with her over the next six months, she put her life back together again, including her family life. Acupuncture truly made the difference in allowing her to heal from her concussion.
Englewood Acupuncture Concussion Treatment – Next Steps
If you or a loved one has had a concussion and are suffering from the fallout, book an appointment for acupuncture. You can schedule an appointment online by clicking the BOOK NOW button at the top of this page. Or call us and we can schedule one for you.
When you come in we will conduct an intake exam, determine the best ways to use acupuncture to help you, and give you a treatment. And you will experience the benefits of the Englewood Acupuncture concussion treatment. We look forward to treating you.
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