Some Scary Side Effects

This week, the news is full of articles about a link between long-term, higher dosages of a class of drugs called anticholinergics (often used for hay fever, depression, and bladder control) and dementia. While it is not a cause and effect relationship, there does seem to be a correlation. Long-term use of medications is not always necessary. Acupuncture can be effective for conditions usually treated by medication, such as allergies, sleep disorders, and high cholesterol. Additional information is available at https://www.affinityacupuncture.com/conditions-treated/. While we do not recommend stopping medication without consulting with your doctor, we welcome you to contact us with questions to see if acupuncture may be an effective alternative for you. 

Here are links to just a few of the articles about the recent findings:

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/common-allergy-depression-meds-may-increase-odds-of-dementia/

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/838788

http://www.prohealth.com/library/showarticle.cfm?libid=19546

Do You Have the Change in Season Blahs?

The leaves are starting to change in Nashville. Temperatures are cooling off, and people are transitioning to fall wardrobes. Pumpkins and squash are readily available, and Pinterest is full of seasonal recipes and crafts. 

The transition to fall, while beautiful with its rich colors, isn’t always easy on the body. With kids back in school, germs are being spread quickly. Changes in the barometric pressure affect a lot of individuals with chronic headaches. Shorter daylight hours can impact energy levels. Autumn allergies strike, causing runny noses and itchy eyes. 

Affinity Acupuncture offers a variety of treatments to help boost the immune system and decrease symptoms of colds, allergies, and fatigue. We offer nutritional counseling as well as acupuncture treatments and Traditional Chinese Medicine to help your body perform at its best. Did you go the whole summer without having a massage? We offer that as well, and yes, you deserve it. Call 615-939-2787 today, or book your appointments on-line

Is Acupuncture Right For You?

For almost everyone who has asked themselves that question, the answer is YES.

Most of us know that acupuncture can help with chronic pain associated with arthritis, injury, and demanding lifestyles. Acupuncture is growing in popularity for other areas, as well, including allergy treatments and fertility. There is a whole host of other conditions that acupuncture can bring great relief for, also, including digestive issues, sleep disturbances, menopause, stress/anxiety, smoking cessation, and weight loss. Acupuncture can even help improve your sex life and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. 

If you’re sick and tired of feeling sick and tired, or if you’ve reached a point when feeling ok just isn’t good enough, congratulations! Realizing that you deserve more is one of the best things that you can do for yourself. Making a commitment to take the steps to change how you feel is the next step. Affinity Acupuncture in Brentwood can help you on your wellness journey. We offer acupuncture, massage therapy, nutritional counseling, and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Our services are safe and highly effective, and we offer evening and weekend appointments for your convenience, as well as cost-saving packages and an exclusive membership program. 

Call us at 615-939-2787 or visit our website, to schedule a free consultation today.