Life in the Triangle is demanding – there’s just no doubt about that. The Carrboro area is a beautiful place to call home, but those who live here – from busy professionals, to students, active families, and hard-working people – could all use a way to manage physical stress.
One of the most common issues for busy professionals in the Triangle is poor posture from prolonged sitting. Many of us spend long hours at the library, at our desks, or even in the car on long commutes through town.
Surprisingly for some, acupuncture is one of the best treatment methods to begin correcting one’s posture. Interested in managing pain and correcting your posture? Read on to learn more.
Does Bad Posture Cause Stress?
Believe it or not, poor posture can contribute to an individual’s stress levels. This can cause a vicious circle: you’re stressed with a long to-do list, causing you to sit at your desk for long hours; sitting at your desk for long hours with poor posture can worsen your mental health. In fact, a recent study from San Francisco State University was conducted wherein people were instructed either to slouch or to skip. The “slouchers” in the study reported increased feelings of depression and lower energy levels compared to the “skippers.” And yet another study from the University of Auckland found that poor posture directly correlates to stress, whereas “upright participants reported higher self-esteem . . . better mood, and lower fear, compared to slumped participants.”
Can Acupuncture Help my Posture?
Did you know that posture directly affects a person’s breathing, muscle integrity, and even organ function? It’s true: the better a person’s posture, the better their blood flow, including blood flow to the brain and organs. Great posture therefore leads to better organ performance. Poor posture, on the other hand, is related to back pain and musculoskeletal imbalance. While many things may contribute to these ailments, it is thought that incorrect posture is a top root cause.
Acupuncture can help by relaxing muscles and improving blood flow to areas where you might be experiencing pain, helping to reduce inflammation. Acupuncture promotes better spinal alignment and can even help reduce musculoskeletal pain.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is used primarily to treat pain, but it can also be a key player in an overall wellness plan – especially one focused on stress management. In brief, acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin needles into a person’s body at very specific points.
Is Acupuncture Painful?
Generally, no: acupuncture is not painful. Most people report feeling little to no pain during acupuncture. Acupuncture involves solid, extremely thin needles, and is therefore far less painful than other needle treatments, such as the collection of blood samples or injections with a hollow needle.
Benefits of Acupuncture:
The practice of acupuncture originates from ancient Chinese healing practices, but is now used by millions of Americans. While ancient western acupuncture practice thought the process to be helpful in activating the body’s energy, modern science points to acupuncture’s ability to stimulate the nervous system and trigger the release of chemicals in a patient’s brain, muscles, and spinal cord. Chemicals released through acupuncture may alter feelings of pain in patients or cause the release of balancing hormones and other regulatory chemicals throughout the body.
The Team Chiro Benefit:
We believe in the six essentials to healthy living: spiritual/mental alignment, physical alignment, nutritional alignment, an exercise in alignment, rest in alignment, and removing chemical stress. By offering both services and products that adhere to the six essentials, we help promote an overall health and wellness treatment for every client who comes through our doors.
At Team Chiropractic, we believe in treating more than just generic back and neck pain. We take a holistic approach to treatment, and care for patients suffering from a variety of chronic health conditions, including asthma and allergies, migraines and headaches, reproductive issues, autism, and more.
Whether you’re new to the Carrboro, North Carolina area and looking for your new chiropractor or if you’re a new patient to acupuncture or chiropractic services altogether, we would love to assist you on your healing and pain reduction journey. New Patients To Team Chiropractic can receive a special package entitling them to a new patient consultation, examination, any necessary spinal x-rays, their first adjustment, and a Doctor’s Report – all for $47. This is $525 value – we are really that excited to welcome you to the Team Chiropractic Ministry!
After your consultation and examination, we may be able to provide treatment same-day if you have only a simple muscle problem. If the root cause of your pain is a bit deeper, we’ll work with you to develop a comprehensive and regular care plan. Throughout your care, we’ll take x-rays to monitor your progress. Unlike many other chiropractors, we also x-ray before adjustments and at the conclusion of a care plan, so you can see your physical progress as you improve.
Your Local Chiropractic Experts in Carrboro:
Suffering from joint, back, and neck pain, or poor posture? Team Chiropractic & Sports Medicine, P.A. has got you covered in Carrboro and throughout the Triangle. We’re local to the Triangle, and we’re the home of evidence-based spinal reengineering and chiropractic sports medicine in Carrboro. We also serve Chapel Hill, Research Triangle Park, Durham, Raleigh, Clayton, and surrounding areas in North Carolina. We have over 50 years of combined experience serving you, and we have even worked as the Wolfpack’s chiropractic and sports medicine consultant.
If you’re looking for acupuncture treatment in Carrboro, NC or the greater Triangle area, we are here to help! Contact us online today or give us a call at 919-788-8881 to schedule your initial appointment and x-ray at either of our Triangle locations. We look forward to helping restore your health!
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