Auto Accidents and Relief With Acupuncture

Unfortunately as winter sets in and we begin to see in-climate weather and dangerous road conditions, the possibility of getting into an accident greatly increases. So first and foremost please use caution and be extremely careful when road conditions do become dangerous or better yet; avoid driving all together.

If you are in an accident involving injuries, seeking immediate Emergency Medical Attention by calling 911 is obviously your first  priority. However after undergoing initial emergency room treatment, you may find that you need further treatment options to handle ongoing pain or stress. In this case there are a variety of post ER treatment options available to you including Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, Physical Therapy and Chiropractic Care. All of these have proven to be a very successful in treating pain, muscle strain, stress and other MVA related ailments.

How does Acupuncture Treat Pain?

Acupuncture can effectively eliminate pain, reduce inflammation, increase blood flow and circulation as well as relax the mind and body of trauma stress. Acupuncture Northwest has a good success rate with treating MVA (Motor Vehicle Accidents) victims and shortening the recovery window for the injured. If you have been in an accident and as a result are experiencing pain or discomfort, give us a call to see if we can formulate a treatment plan to get you on the road to recovery. We can do more than just treat physical ailments, we can also help to clear your mind of accident related stress or cloudiness.

Accident Scene Precautions and Awareness

There are many other important hazards to be aware of in auto accident so if you or someone is able – survey the accident scene for the following hazards before making moves: downed power lines, leaking fuel, oncoming cars, water hazards. Unfortunately accidents put us in a panic and fight or flight mindset which making it difficult to think clearly in the moment.


9 People Who Need Acupuncture

Acupuncture treatment for the allergy-sufferer

Let’s be honest, almost everyone benefits from acupuncture treatment. But here is some insight into specific types of patients we commonly see in our clinic. Let’s look at nine people who need acupuncture now!

The athlete – Whether you’re a serious athlete or just getting into shape, our bodies need a tune-up to perform at their optimal level. Acupuncture helps keep your muscles loose, reduce inflammation and body pain, and improve performance, no matter what your sport. Come in for treatment during training and your body will thank you.

The parent – Raising children is a full-time job; and we know you don’t get a lot of time to yourselves when you have kids. Make acupuncture treatment a time for you; a time when you can rebalance and reboot. You will feel better and your kids will benefit as well.

The 50+ hour business person – The truth is that for many people, the 40 hour workweek is a pipe dream. If this is you, it is important to carve time out to take care of yourself. Acupuncture will reduce stress levels, improve sleep quality, and provide a sense of balance that is most likely missing when you have to put in so many hours. We bet your shoulders are tense too…and we can help with that!

The injured – Injuries come in all forms, whether you were in a car accident, or sprained an ankle hiking over the weekend. But no matter the injury, the treatment principles are the same, and we can treat the acute trauma, reduce inflammation, improve circulation to the area of injury, and relieve pain. The sooner you start acupuncture treatment after an injury, the faster you are going to heal, period.

The allergy sufferer – We live in the Northwest, and pollen counts are high this allergy season. Acupuncture can clear your sinuses, relieve itchy eyes and throat and help improve your energy when your immune system seems to be rebelling against you.

The medical professional – We are betting that you tend to put other people’s health ahead of your own. But the best way to be of service to other people is to be available, which means taking care of your health too.

Your kids – It’s not always easy being a kid. Our bodies and minds grow and mature more in our first 18 years than in any other time of life. That’s a lot of transition, and acupuncture helps kids deal with these growing pains throughout all stages of development.

The teacher – Schools can be Petrie dishes for germs, and teachers often get whatever sickness is being passed around their classrooms. To stay well, boost your immune system and reduce stress levels with acupuncture. You will have better energy and an improved sense of well-being so you can stay in school.

The couple trying to conceive – Recent research has shown that acupuncture can help improve the efficacy of fertility treatments. The truth is, no matter where you are in the process of trying to conceive, acupuncture will benefit both men and women at every stage, and help you build the family of your dreams.