The brain is a vital organ. It regulates mood, balances emotions, and originates thoughts and ideas. However, the brain is also a very soft organ.
Even though the skull does act as a form of protection, it's not invincible. When the head experiences trauma, it can crack the bone, rattle the brain, and upset the neurons. While skull fractures are dangerous, trauma to the brain is the most severe issue.
Keep reading to learn how acupuncture can help you heal from a past or recent brain injury and find focus and balance.
What is a Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury?
Concussions are a type of severe brain injury or traumatic brain damage. Most concussions occur because of a sports accident or other physical trauma to the skull or brain. Car accidents are a common cause of concussions as well as work-related injuries.
Football players are especially susceptible to concussions caused by constant reinjury of sensitive skull areas. The continual smashing of the skull on the heads and bodies of fellow players causes many micro-injuries in the skull, which can develop into severe damage after continuous impact.
People involved in car or mechanical accidents are also more likely to experience a concussion. Workers who use heavy automatic machinery must undergo special training because this equipment can cause severe brain and bodily injury if misused.
Concussions are challenging to diagnose because no blood test or brain scan can locate the damage. Most doctors use symptoms and behavioral intricacies to diagnose concussions.
Some signs of a concussion include:
- Balance issues
- Vision issues
- Seeing blotches of light
- Dearness in one or both ears
- Trouble focusing or understanding speech
- Difficulty writing
- Fluid escaping the ears or nose
Doctors check for these symptoms after patients experience a traumatic injury to determine if someone has a concussion. If these symptoms persist, you may have a chronic trauma that continues for years.
Can Acupuncture Help Heal A Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injuries?
Acupuncture has been shown to alleviate several of the symptoms of concussion. While it can't reverse the damage to the brain, it can help improve memory, decrease inflammation, and help alleviate pain. Since the symptoms of concussion are multifaceted, acupuncture is a powerful treatment.
It can help prevent many of the uncomfortable and irritating conditions of concussions and help people regain their abilities. If you suffer from memory loss, painful headaches, and vision impairments, acupuncture can help alleviate your condition.
Acupuncture is a form of invasive therapy. Invasive means this therapy utilizes thin needles to break the skin and stimulate the flow of Chi energy in the body. According to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), Chi energy can get blocked in the body, causing the organs and various parts to break down or operate slower.
Can Brain Damage From a Concussion Be Reversed?
While the physical damage to the brain and skull cannot be reversed, symptoms can be alleviated. Whether you're suffering from memory loss, painful headaches, or vision and hearing loss, there are ways to improve these conditions.
With the proper care and treatment, many concussions sufferers can regain their previous abilities.
Heal Your Brain Today With Acupuncture and TCM
Chinese and other Asian cultures have used acupuncture and TCM for thousands of years. The therapy was demonstrated as an effective treatment for various conditions in several clinical trials. These conditions include many of the symptoms of concussions, like memory issues (both short and long-term), headaches, vision impairments, and inflammation.
If you or a person you know experienced an accident that damaged their brain recently or in the past, don't worry! Acupuncture can help you return to your previous state of well-being and balance. But to feel well again, you must get the best care. John at Fast Relief Acupuncture is fully licensed with years of experience. Contact John, and he can help you on the road to recovery!
My Name is John Kim
I have been a licensed acupuncturist since 2000. When I first started my acupuncture career, my primary goal as a practitioner was to help people anguishing from living with pain everyday of their lives. I have seen on numerous occasions what chronic pain can do to a person physically but also seen how it can debilitate a person’s psyche as well.
Throughout the years, I have studied, developed and incorporated a very unique treatment protocol that has successfully treated and effectively reduced pain levels on chronic pain patients. I have combined traditional methods of acupuncture along with modern, research proven techniques to help reduce chronic pain symptoms in a safe, non- chemically addictive, and effective process.
If you have any of the following:
• Headache/ Migraine
• Arthritis/ Stenosis
• Nerve pain
• Neck/Back pain
• Fibromyalgia pain
Do not hesitate and contact me!
I am here to help you to feel your very best!