Acupuncture has been around for thousands of years and it was only recently, in 1996, when the FDA classified acupuncture as an effective medical treatment. While many people have heard of acupuncture, consensus behind its medical benefits remain mixed, as many scientists contend it’s a sham.
Even if you don’t believe in “qi” and you’ve experienced acupuncture, you can attest to its benefits. For myself, after I had conducted torn rotator cuff tests, I used physical therapy and acupuncture to heal my chronic pain.
But the benefits of acupuncture extend beyond the physical pain and pleasure of the procedure itself and can have long-term benefits you may not be aware of. Here are four reasons I would recommend acupuncture to anyone!
Tethered to Individual Therapy
While all acupuncture may look the same, each treatment is actually personalized to the individual. Even if you’re receiving treatment for anxiety or back pain, the treatment itself will be based on your overall wellness and flow of qi.
Acupuncturists seek to understand more about their patients, such as their mood, history, and future plans before creating a specialized treatment. Acupuncturists are not a doctor treating colds or diseases, they’re more like a therapist using ancient Chinese healing powers to uplift your mood and heal your nervous system.
Most scientists have pointed to the fact that acupuncture therapy can help treat the body’s fascia and promote limbic and nervous system health.
Promotes Physical and Emotional Wellness
- Drug dependence
- Pain from cancer
- Labour pains
- Irregular periods
- Whooping cough
- Spinal pain
The list goes on and on. Everything from a sore throat to chronic bronchial asthma can be healed or at least treated with acupuncture.
The frequency of treatments will differ from patient to patient. Some people experience instant results in one session, while other require frequent acupuncture visits.
Promotes Heart Health
Acupuncture has also been found to be an effective treatment for high blood pressure and other heart related illnesses. In fact, a UCLA study found that acupuncture was found to lower stress and regulate heart function in the very “sickest of patients.” Studies have also shown that acupuncture can be effective in combating heart disease in patients with fibromyalgia.
Promotes Good Sleep Patterns
Furthermore, acupuncture has been used to treat sleep apnea, insomnia, and irregular sleep patterns. Acupuncture stimulates the muscles of the airway, making them less likely to collapse during rest and preventing apnea. It’s also been found to stimulate melatonin production and fight one of the biggest triggers of insomnia: stress.
Acupuncture is an all around wellness treatment that boosts nervous system function, as well as limbic system function. By reducing stress, acupuncture can be an effective treatment against a number of diseases right away. Beyond this, acupuncture has been found to treat a number of individual diseases and can promote emotional wellness. Trust me, it will be the best decision you’ve ever made and you deserve it.
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