The Soothing Effects of Acupuncture
Acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese medicine that has been
practiced for thousands of years. Commonly used to treat bodily pains,
acupuncture actually has a wide range of uses that range from addictions,
to injuries, to disease prevention. If you are thinking about trying
acupuncture, the following will give you a better idea of its many
Acupuncture is most commonly known to treat bodily pains such as muscular
pains and arthritis. There are many types of arthritis, and each have a
different acupuncture procedure. However, the healing effects may vary
from person to person. Acupuncture for arthritis usually takes several
sessions and takes a lot of cooperation your therapist for best results.
Other pain related ailments that can be cured by acupuncture are severe
headaches and migraines, acute backaches, shoulder and neck aches, leg
pains, trapped nerves, muscle related injuries, after surgery, carpal
tunnel syndrome, sports injuries, menstrual pains, tooth aches, abdominal
pains, and rheumatic pains.
Acupuncture is widely recommended for symptoms of depression and anxiety
such as irritability, insomnia, loss of appetite, loss of interest in
social activity and suicidal tendencies. Acupuncture is thought to
relieve stress and improve flow of energy that may be causing the
depressive symptoms. Improvement in symptoms can be seen as early as the
first session. Experts have found acupuncture to be a beneficial
complement to other forms of depression therapy such as psychological
counseling, and healthier than chemical alternatives such as anti-
Acupuncture has become a popular alternative to common remedies such as
sleeping pills. It works at the nerve levels, relaxing and soothing your
senses. Acupuncture is thought to be a safer route for insomnia because
it brings back your natural sleeping cycle through natural means and not
through chemicals, which can turn into an addiction. Using acupuncture
for insomnia usually starts working after the very first session. The
treatment is usually stretched out for a period of time, until your body
returns to its natural sleeping cycle.
Studies show that acupuncture is a beneficial form of complementary
therapy for women who are having undergoing treatments for fertility
problem. Acupuncture is believed to relieve the anxiety of women
undergoing fertility treatment. Also, acupuncture's success in aiding
fertility is more pronounced in in-vitro fertilization. In addition, the
rate of miscarriages has been found to be lower for women who do
The following are other ailments that acupuncture has been known to
· Menopausal problems such as hot flushes, infertility, and premenstrual
· Bladder or bowel problems, difficulty or pain in urination, and urinary
· Digestive disorders including nausea, indigestion, heartburn, and
· Respiratory problems such as rhinitis, hay fever, prickly heat, rashes
and ulcers, eczema, and some types of dermatitis and psoriasis.
· Conditions of the eyes and mouth such as cataracts, dry eyes,
conjunctivitis, retinitis and toothache, and post extraction pains.
· Heat problems such as poor circulation, stroke recovery, and
· Addictions such as smoking, drinking, or other harder drugs.
If you as suffering from any of the ailments mentioned above, acupuncture
may just be the remedy for you. Acupuncture is harmless, and is known to
promote health and a sense of well-being. It is a healthy, chemical-free
alternative to traditional forms of medical treatment.