8 Health Benefits of Acupuncture.

Those who have tried acupuncture know that it comes with a lot of benefits. If you have not tried it yet, there are eight reasons why you should today, benefits you might not have heard about.

Better quality of life and enhanced health

One of the benefits that come with acupuncture is an improved health and enhanced quality of life due to acupuncture’s way of balancing the energy systems within the body. Diets, thought patterns and life styles create emotional pain and imbalances within the body but the right acupuncture points ensure these important systems of energy have been balanced. The points offer a path to the energy flow of the body.

Reduction of stress

As the body’s energy is balanced, stress is reduced. Having some manageable stress is good for the body but due to changing times people experience extreme stress. As these high levels of stress continue to increase, the body is unable to balance and relax. Acupuncture helps to bring these important things back.

Reduction of pain

Those with acute and chronic pain will find some much needed respite in acupuncture. Those with digestive pain, joint strains and sprains, plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel, menstrual pain, back pain, arthritis, pain in the neck and many others are usually helped by acupuncture. Headaches, clusters and migraine relief are also provided by this ancient healing method.

Faster and enhanced recovery from surgery, illness and injury

Acupuncture enhances injury, sickness and surgery recovery through a better and increased circulation, reduced scarring and inflammation reduction. This is the reason why lots of sport teams have an acupuncturist as a part of the medical team.

Emotional health

It is possible for the acupuncturist to focus on emotional health or achieve it while using acupuncture for other reasons like reduction of stress. Worry, frustration, anxiety and depression are easily treated.

Respiratory system health and better sleep

You can accomplish this effectively through acupuncture where such conditions are rhinitis, sinusitis, asthma and allergies can be heavily impacted. Sleep problems and insomnia can be treated using acupuncture as well. For instance, it is clear that sleep disturbances and insomnia are caused by emotional and pain imbalance, injury or stress and as these are addressed by acupuncture, good sleep can be a wonderful side effect.

Immune system strengthening

As the energy system of the body is balanced through acupuncture, the immune system is strengthened very well. In fact, allergies, environmental toxins, illnesses and stress weaken your immune system and acupuncture can really help. Not many people know an experienced acupuncturist is capable of ensuring menopausal symptoms have been relieved.  These are some of the most common conditions that afflict women and acupuncture can help to ensure the symptoms are healed.  These include giving respite from pimples, cycle duration and length, night sweats, mood swings, sleep disturbances, cramping and headaches.

Radiation and Chemo side effect relief

Cancer sites and portals have reported heavily on how acupuncture helps in reduction of radiation and chemotherapy side effects. Lots of studies have been done  on how acupuncture is effective in dealing with the side effects of both radiation and chemo treatments such as constipation, diarrhea, pain, dry mouth, night sweats, depression, nausea, anxiousness, fever and coughing.

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Ann works as a physiotherapist at a sports recovery center. In her free time she loves to write on health and fitness topics specially how to recover from sports injuries and use of alternative medicine like Chinese medicine for recovery from injuries.

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