Acupuncture is a form of comprehensive treatment that focuses on correcting the imbalances of energy in the body, which often results in poor health. It is performed by inserting very fine needles at certain pressure points of the body to improve the flow of energy and thus restore good health. Although there is still some concern regarding the use of acupuncture to treat certain conditions, there exists ample evidence that confirms the benefits of acupuncture treatment for certain health conditions.
Possible benefits of acupuncture treatment
Relieves chronic and arthritis Pain
Research shows that acupuncture can reduce pain up to 15%, depending on the type and cause of pain. Chronic pain resulting from physical stress, old injuries, tight muscles, pregnancy, poor posture or health conditions can be significantly reduced with the treatment. The principle behind acupuncture is that the different energy channels in the body correspond to important nerve endings, and thus the insertion of the needles communicates to the brain through the nerve endings to release endorphins. The endorphins act as pain inhibitors and thus triggering their release helps reduce pain.
Treats migraine, headache and neck Pain
The mechanism through which acupuncture treats migraine, headache and neck pain is not well understood but has yielded positive results over the years. Unlike conventional medicine for these conditions, the treatment does not have any side effects and provides relief concerning both pain and occurrence frequency.
Reduces heartburn and indigestion
A study by Brazilian researchers revealed that signs of heartburn and indigestion were significantly reduced in populations that used acupuncture regularly. The technique, therefore, helps patients do reduce the intake of antacids and experience less digestion related complications.
Acupuncture reduces the frequency of insomnia by improving the secretion of nocturnal melatonin, the chemical that induces sleep. Research shows that results are achieved in less than five weeks of regular treatment.
Provides relief from nausea and vomiting
Acupuncture is thought to reduce the sensation of nausea that can induce vomiting by stimulating pressure points on the underside of the forearm, near the wrist. This benefits patients of chemotherapy and those recovering from anesthesia.
Other benefits of acupuncture include enhanced hormonal balance, fertility, and erectile dysfunction, improved weight management and relieve from stress and anxiety. The technique is also safe and free from any side effects if properly carried out. It is an excellent alternative for patients that are avoiding conventional medicine and acts as a very effective combination treatment.…