Many believe that acupuncture is just fo painful conditions, but it can do so much more. In China, where acupuncture has bee used for thousands of years, it is successfully practiced, often alongside Chinese herbal medicine and conventional medicine, to treat a wide range o’ conditions, physical, mental and emotional.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of thin sterile needles into the soft tissues of the body at specific points. Based on Traditional Chinese Medicine theory, it aims to balance qi, or energy, in the body. It is a safe, effective, and minimally invasive holistic therapy used to stimulate healing and promote harmony and relaxation. Research has demonstrated that acupuncture may be beneficial for a variety of conditions.
Individuals experiencing chronic pain may find relief with acupuncture. Studies have shown improved outcomes for osteoarthritis, neck pain, back pain, plantar fasciitis, migrainesItension headaches, and more.
Can’t fall or stay asleep? Schedule an acupuncture visit. In randomized controlled trials, acupuncture was more effective for treating insomnia than no treatment; it helped improve both sleep quality and duration. Combined with other therapies, such as medication, results were even more positive than the medication alone.
Acupuncture may benefit women experiencing vasomotor symptoms, including hot flashes, during menopause. One study tested how acupuncture managed hot flashes in Korean women diagnosed with breast cancer. Results showed a decrease in severity of 70-95% in all patients after they received acupuncture three times a week for four weeks.
Popping over-the-counter pills too often can be harmful to the body. Needling for headache control is a safer alternative with minimal side effects. One trial indicated that acupuncture may be as helpful as prescribed drugs, and weekly sessions moderately reduced headache frequency.
Acupuncture has a calming effect on the body and can be a supportive therapy for people who feel stressed or anxious. Scientists performed a clinical trial in which a group of nurses received 10 sessions of acupuncture. The subjects reported less anxiety after treatment completion.
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