A recent study revealed that acupuncture combined with anxiety medication was more effective than medication alone. This is important news considering that 1 in 4 women take anti-depressants. Also usage has increased by 65% in the past 15 years with women almost 3 times as likely to be on anxiety medication as men.


The negative effect of insomnia on our immune system cannot be overstated. As many as 40% of women have reported chronic insomnia.


This condition plagues around 5 million in the U.S. Of this number, a staggering 90% are female. It is now well known that this autoimmune disorder is totally related to gut health. When there is imbalance between the friendly and unfriendly bacteria in the intestinal mucosa, toxins enter the circulation, and creating an inflammatory process and hypersensitive nervous system. This condition is known as ‘leaky gut syndrome”. While fibromyalgia is primarily a nutritional issue, acupuncture may be as helpful as the pain medications which only worsen the condition by adding to the toxic load in the gut.


Another recent study revealed that acupuncture was more effective than the commonly used medications for reversing the effects of acid reflux. If your gut is not healthy and balanced, then a domino effect of unwanted conditions can easily develop. Issues such as acne, fatigue, insomnia and headaches may be seemingly unrelated to gut function. However, science has now confirmed that that healthy gut function is vital for the functioning of the brain and production of neurotransmitters and hormones.


There are many forms of treatment that fall under the umbrella of acupuncture. For those who are reluctant to be needled, it is good to know that the above conditions may be benefited by electrical stimulation of special points on the ear. At Back in Motion Chiropractic and Acupuncture in Daphne, our physician has successfully treated fibromyalgia, anxiety and insomnia by using auriculotherapy both with and without use of needles.

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