The Benefits of Acupuncture
In ancient China, before the introduction of Western medicine, acupuncture was the only treatment option available and so it was used for pretty much everything! Whether you had the common cold, a twisted ankle, or even appendicitis, you would go to your local acupuncturist for help.
In the west, we are used to going to our medical doctors for everything, but more and more people are looking for other options. Acupuncture offers a safe, drug-free and effective alternative, and I think you’ll be surprised at all the things that it can be helpful for.
In general these are some of the benefits of regular treatments:
Improved health and well-being
Increase in energy levels
Decrease in pain levels
Greater resilience against stress and anxiety
Accelerated healing after trauma or surgery
More specifically, here are some of the conditions that can be effectively treated with acupuncture:
Menstrual irregularities and pain, including endometriosis, heavy periods, delayed periods
Digestive conditions, including Crohn’s disease, constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, acid reflux
Problems around menopause including hot flashes, night sweats and heightened emotions
Allergies and food sensitivities
All kinds of pain including neck and back pain, post-surgery pain, arthritic pain
Stress, anxiety and depression
Headaches and migraines
High blood pressure
This list is by no means comprehensive and you might be surprised by the variation of conditions that acupuncture is effective for. The simple explanation for this is that acupuncture stimulates the body’s own healing ability and focuses that healing power on the problem being treated. When you give your body’s healing power a little boost it can overcome just about anything.