Surgery is sometimes unavoidable. Acupuncture may help you both before and after surgery. Acupuncture has been associated with reduced post-surgery medication side effects and helps you heal faster and more completely. Patients often report better range of motion, energy, and sleep while receiving acupuncture.
Reasons to use acupuncture before and after surgery:
relieves anxiety and stress during preoperative stage
relieves postoperative pain, nausea, vomiting, and reduces other side effects after surgery
reduces external and internal scarring and swelling
strengthens your immune system
increases circulation, range of motion and flexibility
regulates digestion and sleep
helps you recover faster
is safe to use before, during, and after surgery
It would be our pleasure to schedule an evaluation for you to see how we may help you heal well and quickly from your surgery.
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