In order to properly understand the benefits of medical acupuncture, we first have to understand what it is. Acupuncture is a holistic technique that hails from traditional Chinese medicine that dates back 2500 years ago. Contrary to popular belief, it isn’t just used for pain relief. Instead, it is used to correct energy imbalances in the body.
Acupuncture has since been used to treat, diagnose, and prevent diseases. It also plays a large role in improving one’s general health. There are many different ways that acupuncture can improve your health.
The Benefits of Acupuncture
Acupuncture is able to treat:
• Muscle pain and spasms
• Neck pain
• Knee pain
• Chronic back pain and other back problems
• Headaches (it can reduce the frequency of migraines.)
• Digestive Problems
1. Reduces Headaches And Migraines
Acupuncture acts as a non-pharmacological alternative to treating chronic headaches mainly caused by tension. The placement of the acupuncture needles seemed to reduce the pain of the headaches as well as the number of headache a patient experienced over a period of time.
2. Treats Chronic Pain In The Neck, Knees, Back, and Pain From Arthritis
After undergoing the treatment, patients experienced a significant decrease in chronic back and knee pain. Acupuncture has been proven to have more than just a placebo effect on the people who undergo the treatment. Many doctors prescribe acupuncture as an alternative to modern medicine to their patients to help ease pain or discomfort throughout the body.
3. Acupuncture Helps In Treating Insomnia
When compared to people without treatment, many people have shown remarkable improvement in sleeping habits when acupuncture was administered. A treatment that consists of traditional herbs, sleep medications, and acupuncture has better effects than just taking herbs and medication alone.
4. Acupuncture Improves The Recovery Rate Of Chemotherapy And Cancer
Acupuncture speeds up recovery and boosts immunity. It can even enhance your platelet count and prevent diseases in the healthy cells after chemo. The treatment can also decrease the occurrence of side effects such as nausea that’s commonly caused by chemotherapy. Patients have also reported experiencing less pain from various cancer treatments after they had an acupuncture session.
5. Acupuncture Can Help In Preventing Cognitive Decline
Patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease have reported a significant decline in symptoms such as tremors, slowness, handwriting, walking, pain, depression, and anxiety after they went through an acupuncture treatment.
6. Acupuncture Ensures Good Health Throughout a Pregnancy
Doctors all around the world are prescribing acupuncture as a treatment to balance hormones, reduce stress, and relieve the pain and anxiety women experience during labor and pregnancy. The treatment is an effective solution for the pain and strain that pregnancy tends to cause on both the body and mind of women.
It is also a great treatment post-pregnancy as it eases stress, manages mood swings, depression, and other physical and mental symptoms that a mother may experience after the birth of her baby.
Undergoing an acupuncture treatment comes with a number of great benefits. Because of this, it is becoming more and more popular and is being used a viable option for effective pain relief. It has been proven again and again that acupuncture produces great results when combined with conventional treatment methods.
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Acupuncture can treat a variety of ailments and improve every aspect of your life. If you want to learn more about the treatment, contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sharon Gertzman. As a respected physician, she can help answer any of the questions you have about the treatment.