11 May Acupuncture and Its Benefits
What comes into your mind when you heard the word acupuncture?
Is it a needle puncturing your skin? Or a type of Traditional Chinese Medicine?
If you are thinking that, you are right. Acupuncture is one of the Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments. Acupuncture also involves the insertion of very thin needles into your skin in a strategic way. But there is more than that and in this article, we will talk about acupuncture and its benefits.
Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM explains Acupuncture as a way of balancing the energy flow or life force of the body known as Chi or Qi (Chee). The Chi or Qi (Chee) is believed to flow through the body meridians.
By the insertion of the needles into the specific points of the body meridian, the acupuncturists believe that the body energy flow will re-balance.
In contrast to many Western Practitioners point of view, the insertion of needles into the meridian points stimulate and boost the body’s natural painkillers.
What are the diseases and conditions that can be treated by Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is mainly used to treat a variety of diseases and conditions, such as:
- Neck Pain
- Low Back Pain
- Labor Pain
- Menstrual Cramps
- Respiratory Disorders and allergic rhinitis
If Acupuncture is performed correctly, it can be beneficial to the body’s health:
- Reduced Stress – Stress is one of the most reasons why people asking to be treated by Acupuncture. Whether it be demanded due to personal or job pressures we place on ourselves, we can admit that all of us can experience the effects of stress.
- Relieved Headaches – Acupuncture has been treated headaches even in the old times. Various studies have shown that migraines can be reduced by using acupuncture as a treatment.
- Treated Back Pain, Neck Pain, and Joint Pain in the arms, legs, and hands – Carrying heavy things, and using the joints of the body in different ways, can affect the posture of our body that can become the reason for body pain. Acupuncture is a drug-free way to reduce body pain.
The benefits mentioned above are only a few that Acupuncture can give.