What are the benefits of Acupuncture

 

Acupuncture originates from China and has been practiced there for thousands of years.  Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin needles through the patient's skin at specific points on the body - the needles are inserted to various depths. Needles are inserted into these points with appropriate combinations it is said that the energy flow can be brought back into proper balance. There are 350 acupuncture points in the body.This will help balance the  yin and yan of the life force known as gi or chi. Acupuncture remains controversial among Western medical doctors and scientists.

Acupuncture is sometimes a better alternative to surgery as it is less invasive for people suffering from back pain. While it will not correct any physical problems like disk herniation or fractures, it can help relieve discomfort and pain for a time. Those suffering from painful ailments like sciatica and osteoarthritis have found relief through acupuncture treatments also.

Many people find acupuncture to be more relaxing and a better way to treat their condition as opposed to medications and chemicals. Acupuncture on certain areas of the body can help melt away stress and relieve other related conditions like headaches and nervousness. Acupuncture is a less expensive way of quitting smoking compared to most others methods and has about the same success rate. It helps relieve the anxiety and discomfort caused by nicotine withdrawal. 

 What does Acupuncture  help treat?

Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat Disorders

  • Sinusitis
  • Sore Throat
  • Hay Fever
  • Earache
  • Nerve Deafness
  • Ringing in the Ears
  • Dizziness
  • Poor Eyesight

Circulatory Disorders

  • High Blood Pressure
  • Angina Pectoris
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Anemia

Gastrointestinal Disorders

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Spastic colon
  • Colitis
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Food Allergies
  • Ulcers
  • Gastritis
  • Abdominal Bloating
  • Hemorrhoids

Gynecological / Genitourinary Disorders

  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Irregular, Heavy or Painful Menstruation
  • Endometriosis
  • Menopause
  • Fibroids
  • Chronic Bladder Infection
  • Complications in Pregnancy
  • Morning Sickness
  • Kidney Stones
  • Impotence
  • Infertility in Men and Women
  • Sexual Dysfunction

Immune Disorders

  • Candida
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Epstein Barr Virus
  • Allergies
  • Lupus
  • MS
  • Hepatitis

Addiction

  • Smoking Cessation
  • Drugs
  • Alcohol

Emotional and Psychological Disorders

  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Stress

Musculoskeletal and Neurological Disorders

  • Arthritis
  • Neuralgia
  • Sciatica
  • Back Pain
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Stiff Neck
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Stroke
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Polio
  • Sprains
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Shingles

Respiratory Disorders

  • Asthma
  • Emphysema
  • Bronchitis
  • Colds and Flus

Acupuncture Also Treats

  • Chemotherapy/Radiation Side Effects
  • Diabetes
  • Dermatological Disorders
  • Weight Control

 

Resource

Medical News Today:  What Is Acupuncture? What Are The Benefits Of Acupuncture?

Livestrong  : What Are The Benefits Of Acupuncture?