Acupuncture Gives Women’s Wellness a Boost, Says Back & Neck Care Chiropractic

VANCOUVER, Wash., Oct. 11, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Chiropractor Dr. Michael Pettet announces that his practice, Back & Neck Care Chiropractic, is now offering acupuncture treatments for pain relief and women’s wellness care. The practice's licensed acupuncturist Denise DuPree is nationally board certified (NCCAOM) in acupuncture. DuPree has more than 15 years of experience providing acupuncture treatments with a special focus on women’s health, maternity, labor and delivery and post-partum care. DuPree works closely with Dr. Pettet to design custom treatment programs that complement a patient's existing chiropractic care.

“When acupuncture needles are inserted at specific pressure points along the body they stimulate the peripheral nervous system,” said Dr. Michael Pettet. “This stimulation triggers physiological changes in the body, including the release of endorphins and other neurotransmitters. Acupuncture treatments have long been used for natural relief from headache pain, neck pain and back pain. However, many patients do not realize that acupuncture's health benefits extend beyond pain relief."

According to Vancouver, Washington, acupuncturist Denise DuPree, acupuncture may be beneficial in the treatment of allergies, digestive disorders, kidney stones, chronic fatigue, thyroid disorders, sleep disorders and environmental sensitivities. DuPree says that regular acupuncture treatments are also beneficial for addressing emotional imbalances within the body brought on by stress and anxiety.

“Researchers have found that acupuncture produces an uptick in endorphins and other so-called ‘happiness’ neurotransmitters, including serotonin,” said DuPree. “Acupuncture may also block the release of the stress hormone cortisol. In addition to elevating the patient’s mood, regular treatments may help to alleviate symptoms that co-occur with stress, such as insomnia, fatigue and headaches.”

DuPree is specially trained to treat women’s health issues, including menstrual concerns, infertility and menopause.

According to DuPree, the health benefits of acupuncture for women include relief from common PMS symptoms like breast tenderness, cramps, headaches, hormonal acne and mood swings. One scientific study found that acupuncture treatments could help reduce PMS pain by up to 78%, thanks to reduced stress and improved hormone regulation. Since the greatest benefits occur within 24 hours of a treatment session, DuPree recommends women seeking PMS relief schedule an acupuncture appointment during the week prior to their period.

“Acupuncture offers numerous benefits for women’s health, including alleviating common PMS symptoms, complementing IVF treatments, relieving pregnancy pain, and supporting the labor and delivery process,” said DuPree. “Whether women are trying to become pregnant, are currently pregnant, or need support through difficult PMS symptoms or menopause, acupuncture treatments can truly make a difference by enhancing health from within.”

Back & Neck Care Chiropractic is a Vancouver, Washington, chiropractic clinic providing drug-free pain management, sports injury rehabilitation and wellness care services for Cascade Park, Fishers Landing, Orchards, Salmon Creek and Camas. For more information on chiropractic care, acupuncture and massage therapy, visit or call (360) 253-6674.

Back & Neck Care Chiropractic, (360) 253-6674.

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