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?