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:

  • Restored health and well-being
  • Improved energy
  • Decreased pain 
  • 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
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Endometriosis 
  • Neck and back pain
  • Irritable bowl syndrome 
  • Stomach pain of any kind
  • Infertility 
  • Headaches
  • High blood pressure 

This list is by no means comprehensive but it’s a good start. Check out the World Health Organization’s site for a more comprehensive list of what acupuncture can treat.

I’d love to hear from you if you’ve already tried acupuncture or if you have any questions about other conditions it may treat.