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Finding Relief from Shingles in Baltimore County: Can Acupuncture Help?

Shingles, a reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus (chickenpox), can cause a painful, blistering rash along with burning, itching, and even nerve pain. While antiviral medications are the standard treatment, some people seek alternative therapies for managing shingles symptoms. Acupuncture is one such option gaining traction.

What is Acupuncture and How Can it Help with Shingles?

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine practice involving inserting thin needles into specific points on the body. It’s believed to stimulate the nervous system and promote healing. Studies suggest acupuncture may help with shingles by:

  • Reducing Pain: Acupuncture triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers.
  • Boosting Immunity: Acupuncture enhances the immune system’s response to the shingles virus.
  • Improving Nerve Function: Acupuncture helps alleviate nerve pain associated with shingles.

Finding an Acupuncturist for Shingles Treatment in Baltimore County

Dr. Laura here at Cloud 9 Acupuncture has extensive experience treating shingles and effectively getting patients out of pain.

Call today to schedule a consult and find out if you are a good candidate for treatment at Cloud 9 Acupuncture.

Acupuncture & Athletes: A Winning Combination

Acupuncture & Athletes: A Winning Combination

Whether a weekend warrior or a seasoned semi-professional or professional competitor, athletes are always looking for that competitive edge, the thing that can keep them healthy and give them a bit more in the tank to defeat the competition. 

Sports acupuncture is a great tool athletes can use as part of their overall health care strategy. Sports acupuncture is a hybrid form of acupuncture and sports medicine that is specifically used to support sports-related activity. Athletes and runners especially can use sports medicine acupuncture to relieve pain, accelerate the healing of sports related injuries, improve performance, and increase muscle flexibility. Let’s unpack each of these benefits and see just how sports acupuncture can be used to treat athletes. continue reading »

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