Top 10 Things Everyone Should Know About Acupuncture
Most people are aware that acupuncture can treat pain. But did you know that acupuncture can also treat emotional disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, gynecological problems, obstetrical concerns, and immunity problems?
Acupuncture can also help you maintain good health. Yes, acupuncture can help keep you healthy. It is the oldest and best preventative medicine in the world. The wise consumer should be ahead of good health and not chasing it. Acupuncture can help you do this.
Acupuncture is also outstanding at treating chronic conditions. In Chinese Medicine, a chronic condition is one where the body has simply fallen out of balance and we seek to restore this balance. We do this without medications (that have serious side effects which can often lead to other medical diagnoses) giving the person with the chronic condition a much better quality of life.
Acupuncture is part of a 5,000 year old system of medicine that also includes bodywork and Chinese herbal formulas. Your acupuncturist will take up to 2 hours in your first session, getting to know you. You will be invited to ask questions and you will be encouraged to participate in your health. Acupuncture needles are as thin as a piece of hair, come in sterile packaging, and are disposed of after each use. Most people say they never even feel the needles and find their treatment to be a pleasant respite from the stress of everyday life as they lie down, listen to relaxing music, and often drift off to sleep while the needles do their work.
Here is a list of 10 things you should know about acupuncture:
- Acupuncture Benefits Emotions and Treats Mental Illness.
Acupuncture increases serotonin levels and is used to treat anxiety, depression, and is even used by the United States government in the treatment of PTSD for veterans.
- Acupuncture Enhances Immunity.
Acupuncture increases the level of white blood cells in the body and supports a healthy immune system.
- Acupuncture Treats Addiction.
Acupuncture is used in the treatment of addictions including drug, alcohol, nicotine, gambling and food addictions.
- Acupuncture Treats the Common Cold.
Rather than take over-the-counter medications that have side effects, the next time you get a stuffy nose or sore throat remember that acupuncture treats the common cold, sore throats and coughs (even bronchitis) and usually does so much quicker.
- Acupuncture Supports Healthy Digestion.
Acupuncture can treat digestive disorders such as GERD, IBS, ulcers, diarrhea, constipation, gas and bloating.
- Acupuncture Treats Autoimmune Disorders.
Acupuncture can treat autoimmune diseases such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, and Lupus.
- Acupuncture Supports a Healthy Menopause.
Acupuncture is used to treat menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, poor memory and irritability.
- Acupuncture Alleviates PMS and Menstrual Disorders.
Acupuncture treats PMS, and can regulate heavy, light, irregular or painful periods.
- Acupuncture Supports Fertility.
Acupuncture can enhance fertility. It can be used as a stand alone approach, or can also be used as part of the IVF protocol.
- Acupuncture Promotes Labor and Prevents Breech Positioning.
Acupuncture is used to promote labor and can turn a breech baby, helping to avoid the need for a Caesarian Section.