Acupuncture is a holistic type of healing that can benefit many ailments. The art originates from China, dating back over 1000 years, though this is not confirmed; it is a commonly held belief. The popularity of acupuncture spread across Western Europe, Canada, and the United States of America in the second half of the twentieth century. Acupuncture is now considered by patients across the globe as an effective method of treatment for many ailments.
The method of acupuncture involves the insertion of small needles into the skin. Depending on the ailment that is being treated the placement of the needle will reflect a predetermined point where the needle is placed, and to what depth. Practitioners believe that the acupuncture points within the human body are found on “meridians,” which restores the systems vital energy, which in turn aids a person’s health and wellbeing, and recovery from certain sicknesses. Scientific proof is scarce on the identification of these “meridians,” and to some acupuncture is quite a controversial issue, which also means that many general practitioners and doctors will not recommend them as an alternative form of therapy. However, there are many people who believe in the benefits of acupuncture.
Many patients will attest to the effectiveness of acupuncture. They claim that it is why they feel better and those same patients have been reaping the benefits of acupuncture for centuries. Patients with arthritis, or any form of critical illness have also claimed varying levels of relief due to their treatments. Acupuncture has also proven beneficial to those suffering from the effects of nausea and vomiting. This particular method of treatment has also been used widely for those patients with post-traumatic stress disorder, dental pain, or following chemotherapy.
The main reason why patients require an acupuncturist is due to the chronic suffering as a result of back pain. A recent study that was conducted compared separate groups of sufferers. It was found that 15% more patients who were undergoing “…acupuncture” improved in health in comparison to those who were just taking standard medication.
It has also been shown that people suffering from depression have had a positive response when receiving acupuncture. Those who took up a course of combined acupuncture along with a lower dose of medication improved in health. That was in comparison to those who simply remained on the higher dosage of medication without any addition aid in the treatment.
Acupuncture treatments have also helped women throughout their pregnancy. When the needles are applied to certain areas, it can ease heartburn and indigestion. Making it more comfortable for them during the pregnancy period.
Headaches can also be aided by acupuncture. Patients find the benefits in not only the treatment of them, but also prevention. Acupuncture can assist those who suffer with regular and persistent migraines or tension headaches.
Although it hasn’t been “proven,” some say acupuncture may also help with obesity. There were 31 studies covering 3013 people done in Korea. Those who received acupuncture as a part of their weight-loss strategy showed greater weight-loss compared to of those receiving a non-acupuncture and medication combination.
Additional Benefits of Acupuncture:
It is a safe procedure
Minimal side effects
An effective alternative to taking medication
Acupuncture can provide patients with effective pain relief
Whether for a particular illness, or just to feel a sense of well-being, there are many benefits of acupuncture. Come see us today, to see if acupuncture is right for you.