Regulating sleep for repair post-trauma will help clear waste from the brain. Acupuncture re-sets your circadian rhythm.
Trauma can affect neurotransmitter release in your brain. Acupuncture stimulates dopamine, serotonin, and other important chemicals to regulate mood and help you feel good.
Headache / Nausea
Swelling and inflammation in the brain can happen post-trauma. Acupuncture reduces inflammation locally and systemically while also using specific points for headaches and nausea.
The brain is often not the only part of the body affected post-trauma. Acupuncture can help with whiplash symptoms in the neck, low back pain, and other parts of the body in pain.
Cognition / Memory
Impaired speech, forgetting words and events, and trouble concentrating are all possible symptoms of TBI. Acupuncture brings fresh blood and oxygen to the brain, reduces inflammation, and re-regulates the body’s systems.
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is a key regulator of synaptic connections and neural survival and growth. A study showed patients receiving acupuncture for TBI had increased BDNF in comparison to a control group.