The Benefits of Acupuncture

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

  • Improved concentration

  • Greater resilience against stress and anxiety

  • Better sleep

  • Accelerated healing after trauma or surgery

More specifically, here are some of the conditions that can be effectively treated with acupuncture:

  • Fibromyalgia

  • 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

  • Infertility

  • 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.

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