Not sure what to get dad for Father’s Day? Give him a gift certificate for some acupuncture. Here are 3 reasons why you should treat him to acupuncture this Father’ Day.
1) Stress Relief – you have probably been a major cause of his stress over the years. You owe him a little relief. Acupuncture has been shown to reduce cortisol levels not only after the treatment, but also to reduce how much is made when your dad is exposed to stress for days after the treatment..
Stress is responsible for about 70 % of all illnesses and doctor’s visits, so forget the apple, and try some Acupuncture!
2) Pain Relief – you have also been the cause of much of dad’s pain – back pain from driving you to/from and being a spectator or coach at all of your activities, headaches from missed curfews and college tuition, knee pain from taking the stairs when moving you into that new apartment. Acupuncture provides relief from many pain conditions.The American College of Physicians recently updated their guidelines to recommend non-drug therapy such as acupuncture as initial treatment for low back pain.
3) Prevention – June is Men’s Health Month. According to Dr David Gremillion of the Men’s Health Network, “…on average, American men live sicker and die younger than American women.” Chinese Medicine has thorough, non-invasive diagnostic methods to determine the root cause of many common men’s health concerns, such as digestive, urinary, and cardiovascular symptoms to improve your dad’s quality of life. Encourage dad to keep up with his doctor appointments and also use Chinese medicine to catch minor issues/irritants before they develop into something serious.
The side effects of acupuncture may include a better night’s sleep, mental clarity, more energy, better digestion, and a sense of calm and well-being.
To purchase a gift card or to schedule an appointment for a dad in the Chicago North Shore area, call us at 815.814.1319.