Acupuncture is a form of ancient Chinese medicine that works on releasing pains from your body. The best part is that more and more people have opted to see an acupuncturist because it is effective and it has no side effects. Since it has become a popular resort, it is important to have a better understanding about acupuncture.
What is Acupuncture?
In acupuncture, an acupuncturist will insert needles in your body in specific parts of your body. With the insertion of every needle, the acupuncturist will be balancing the energies within their body. This is supposed to cure some diseases and improve an individual’s mood/well-being.
Acupuncture is used for issues like blood pressure, whooping cough, and headaches.
How Does It Work?
According to Chinese medicine, a human’s health is supposed to be the result of “harmonious balance” that is meant to complement the “yin” and “yang” (also known as “qi”) of life. With imbalanced yin and yang, an individual is prone to getting ill quicker.
Qi flows through the pathways (or meridians) of the human body. These meridians are accessible throughout the body by 350 acupuncture points. By inserting the needles with the right combination, you will be able to release the flow of energy so your body is balanced properly.
Acupuncture points are also seen as the place where all muscles, nerves, and connective tissues meet and are stimulated. This stimulation makes the blood flow better while it activates the production of the body’s natural painkillers.
Researches done in Germany proved that acupuncture helps relieve migraines and headaches. The NCCIH also states that it helps with neck pains, lower back pains, knee pains, headaches, migraines, and osteoarthritis. In addition, the NCCIH had a list of additional disorders that may be cured with the help of an acupuncturist, but there is no scientific proof backing that up.
In 2003, the World Health Organization listed a few diseases that are cured by acupuncture and they include:
- Painful periods
- Gastric conditions
- Low and high blood pressure
- Nausea and vomiting
- Facial pains
- Morning sickness
- Reduces the risk of strokes
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Dental pain
- Induces pain
- Tennis elbow
- Allergies rhinitis
Benefits of Acupuncturist Treatment
Acupuncture is a form of therapy that has proven to have numerous health benefits. When acupuncture is performed properly, it is safe and it is a pain free process. With acupuncture, there are barely any side effects. When combined with treatments like chemotherapy (or any other treatments), acupuncture can be more effective. It eliminates feelings of nausea and vomiting. Acupuncture can control different pains (caused by injuries during sports or other activities) in your body. It helps patients that are taking medication that is not suitable for them.
Acupuncture is something that all individuals need to opt for so they can gain endless benefits out of it. It is the best way to release energies from within without leading to any side effects.
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