A Solution That Works
The following fatigue case study was featured in “O” magazine. The Raleigh Acupuncture fatigue treatment offers the same treatment received by Penka in the case study. It can help you overcome the chronic fatigue you have been living with. Acupuncture reduces fatigue best.
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Penka is a mother on the move, often spotted on neighborhood sidewalks with 4-year-old daughter Lilliana in a stroller, baby Isabella in a backpack. If Penka is not playing with the kids, she is cleaning or cooking or crossing items off her to-do list in rapid fire. Her husband teaches during the day, and so evenings combine kid time with couple time. If she had more energy, she says, “I would just do everything better. I’d have more memory. I’d have more patience with my kids. I’d have more peace of mind.”
For years Penka has been curious about acupuncture, a more than 3,000-year-old Chinese practice in which thin metal needles are inserted under the skin to unblock and stimulate energy flow in the body. “Bring it on,” she says gamely.
The acupuncturist examines Penka’s tongue color and texture. Then he checks the rhythm of her pulse. He questions her about circulation (“Do your feet and hands get cold?”), illnesses in her family, and what she eats. Penka takes no vitamins or supplements, and her diet leans heavily toward bread and cheese. “That’s a big staple in Bulgaria, where I’m from,” she explains. She’s rarely able to sleep through the night because she is breastfeeding her 18-month-old, and she hasn’t yet resumed her menstrual cycle.
“She’s probably running on E,” he says. “Tired and wired.”
“Exactly,” Penka responds. The acupuncturist chooses to address what he sees as compromised liver function. Penka definitely needs to take vitamins, he says, especially while breastfeeding. Then Penka lies on the treatment table so he can place the needles into her ears, wrists, feet, and ankles. Needles can stay in 20-40 minutes. That’s sufficient time for the needles to stimulate the nervous system and help open up energy and circulation. According to Eastern medicine, proper flow of both is necessary to keep the body in balance, and one symptom of being out of balance is fatigue.
Acupuncture Reduces Fatigue Best
End Result: Penka felt her energy levels improve after each treatment. “They relaxed me, so I could relax more,” she says. Penka had been trying to cope through hyper-vigilance, doing everything she thought of as soon as she thought of it. But the taste of relaxation changed her priorities, and now she’ll opt for recharging over relentlessly accomplishing: “Anything I can put off, I put off. One more phone call, loading the dishwasher, doing whatever—I put it off just so I can be with the kids or read a book.”
What To Expect
Most of us are so used to feeling edgy and stressed, we don’t know what it’s like to achieve a baseline of deep relaxation. After a few treatments, patients learn to develop a different frame of reference. They know the difference between what they’ve grown accustomed to and what they should feel like.
If you suffer from fatigue, try acupuncture. We will strengthen you from the inside out, bring your body into balance, and allow you to tap into your body’s natural energy again. Acupuncture reduces fatigue best.
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