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.

 

Getting Rid of Heartburn and Acid Reflux

Guest Blog:

Thank you Sarah! Wow what a transformation I have seen in my health and overall comfort level… I came to Sarah for help after the onset of chronic heartburn which was making my life miserable. Before  coming to see Sarah I saw my Primary Care doctor and he prescribed me a common heartburn medication without much of any other treatment suggestions. I picked up the prescription and began taking it… However quickly thereafter I abandoned the prescription due to side effects and my concern that I was only applying band aide and not addressing the root of the problem.

So off I went to see Sarah at Acupuncture Northwest. Sarah’s very straight forward advise was to stop drinking coffee and begin taking an herbal formula. Keep in mind I have a very healthy diet that is low in saturated fat, high in fiber and is whole food oriented, which made it even more perplexing as to why I acquired Acid Reflux.

My coffee intake was modest and typically it consisted of only a single shot soy latte each morning. However even that modest amount was enough to give me persistent Heartburn. Why? Because as Sarah explained – coffee is highly acidic. Unfortunately for those of us who are sensitive, coffee is a problem and should be avoided and consumed only occasionally if at all. While it seemed impossible to almost entirely eliminate the morning latte, I feel so much better now that I did.

Thank you.

J.J.