What are the benefits of acupuncture? – a quick review

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  • March 16, 2020

Different approaches to health

There are numerous benefits of acupuncture. If you have had a positive experience you will no doubt be an advocate.

Some people, however, are more skeptical. It might not fit their model of how health care should work.

But the doubters should think again. Acupuncture is becoming more accepted by the medical community. It has been the subject of numerous medical studies. And these have by and large been extremely positive.

Acupuncture is now broadly accepted as a valid treatment for chronic pain. And the placebo effect has also been largely discounted.

Undoubtedly, the difference in opinion stems from the ideas of how our bodies work. Traditional medicine treats bodies as broken and in need of repair.

Conversely, acupuncture puts more faith in our body’s ability. It treats us as an organism that ordinarily functions well.  One that is capable of healing itself.

So how is this beneficial?

Benefits of Acupuncture

Benefits of Acupuncture

The benefits of acupuncture – the half glass full

The idea behind acupuncture is to promote self-healing. This is a far more positive and optimistic approach. We need to keep in mind, that the body does not crave drugs and chemicals at birth.

Drugs and chemicals have a vital role to play in modern medicine. Obviously, the development of pharmaceuticals has helped to combat many life-threatening conditions. However, almost invariably they come with side-effects.

In contrast, acupuncture stimulates positive feel-good hormones in the body. Its more optimistic, half glass full paradigm means there are no harmful side-effects.

Acupuncture can help to boost the immune system

At the time of writing, the world’s media is heavily focused on the Coronavirus. There are, of course, many preventative measures suggested to reduce its spread. However, those most at risk tend to have underlying health issues or weak immune systems.

At times like this, the need to improve your immune system becomes important. Acupuncture helps to trigger an immune response. This can help protect you against infections and viruses at any time. And is especially helpful now.

But, in addition, the process can aid good circulation, pain reduction and accelerate wound healing. There really are multiple benefits.

Stress relief

As we all know, day to day life can be somewhat stressful. Added to that, there does seem to be a disproportionate amount of bad press right now. As mentioned, we have large scale health concerns surrounding Corona. But, in addition, we have the mounting concerns brought on by the collapse in global markets.

Thankfully, one of the benefits of acupuncture is its ability to relieve stress. An individual’s reaction to their first treatments can differ enormously. Some people feel very sleepy afterward. But there are a number that feel energised and revitalised.

However, one reaction is almost universal. There is a feel-good factor after acupuncture. And this often has a knock-on effect that brings on better eating habits and improved sleep. It can be a great treatment to help you reduce stress.

And there is much more

We have only touched on a couple of the key benefits of acupuncture. There is a long list of complaints it is has been shown to help. Some of the most common are listed below.

  • Hypertension
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • PMS
  • Morning sickness
  • Chronic pain
  • Migraines
  • Menstrual Cramps

If you would like to hear more. Or if you would like to book a session. Contact us, we will be happy to help.

 

 

 

 

 

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