Acupuncture is a form of treatment that can trace its roots back 2,500 years to ancient China, but has evolved incredibly since then. As you already know, very small, thin needles are inserted into your body at specific pressure points to allow the body to return to health. There are many benefits that are associated with expert acupuncture treatment, so let’s have a look to really understand why so many doctors are turning to acupuncture for a treatment plan.
It’s a great way to manage pain
One of the most popular features about acupuncture is the ability to manage pain. Patients who have just had major surgery have been found to benefit from multiple acupuncture sessions when it came to managing their pain and discomfort. Acupuncture Evidence Project (McDonald J, and Janz S, 2017). This has led to a wide increase in the adoption of acupuncture in western nations, with many doctors in the US, now recommending the treatment to their patients and clients.
Effective for patients who don’t respond well to medication
For patients who are intolerant or who don’t receive any relief from prescribed pain medication. Acupuncture has been found to be an effective alternative to drug plans, with many patients reporting less pain and overall, a happier recovery. Acupuncture Evidence Project (McDonald J, and Janz S, 2017).
Helps reduce Back Pain
Acupuncture has been found to reduce pain for people struggling from chronic lower back pain. After multiple treatments over the course of twelve weeks, patients who had initially experienced this severe pain reported a large reduction in how much they were feeling post treatment. So while acupuncture can help massively with other diseases and ailments, back pain specifically appears to benefit more than others. Acupuncture Evidence Project (McDonald J, and Janz S, 2017).
Helps Alleviate Symptoms
As mentioned before, acupuncture has been used worldwide to help reduce the amount of pain a patient is feeling. There are now a growing number of studies suggesting it can help reduce the effect of other symptoms like nausea, migraines and headaches and menstrual cramps. While this development does need further research, current studies are extremely positive. Acupuncture Evidence Project (McDonald J, and Janz S, 2017).
Relax and Restore
The entire practice of Acupuncture is based around restoring our body’s energy flow to optimum levels and removing any blockages of energy flow (Qi). Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years as a way to reduce stress and encourage relaxation. Many of my clients report feeling significantly more relaxed and calmer following their treatment sessions.
So as you’ve seen, Acupuncture isn’t short of benefits and is quite rightly, one of the fastest growing forms of therapy around the world. So if you’re recovering from surgery or a major health issue, experiencing stress and pain or just want to come and see what acupuncture treatment can do for you, book online today!