Acupuncture is one of the oldest known forms of alternative medicine popularly attributed to the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It entails the use of extremely fine needles to stimulate specific nerves and tissues in the body. The needles are sterilized before use to minimize the risk of infections and/or disease transfers.

The medical practitioner punctures the skin to reach strategic points in the muscles/tissues. Acupuncture has been a popular treatment for several conditions including:

  • Neck pain, backache, and joint pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Headaches
  • Dental pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Postoperative complications like nausea and vomiting
  • And other medical problems
  • Acupuncture is considered as a better treatment option for these conditions than most other forms of medicine for several reasons:

1. Acupuncture is Non-Invasive

It is a non-surgical mode of treatment. It does not involve an incision or internal manipulation. Very fine needles are used to stimulate strategic points under the skin, which leaves no marks and/or scars. Consequently, it is safe and relatively risk-free.

2. It Enhances the Effectiveness of Drugs

Patients administered a low-dosage medicine with acupuncture showed a similar response to those administered with the full dosage. This enables you to prevent dependence on drugs and to control their side effects as well. Acupuncture enhances the effectiveness of drugs, empowering you to consume fewer chemicals with the desired result.

3. It Helps You Tackle the Pain

If you are experiencing persistent headaches, back aches or neck pains, acupuncture will be able to help you tackle it in a better way. In most cases, the underlying cause of pain relates to muscle tension, stress, and/or muscle knots. Acupuncture helps in stimulating these pressure points, relieving the stress in order to unwind the muscle. In this case, the pain will be eliminated completely, enabling you to enjoy a fulfilling life.

In some cases, however, where the underlying cause of pain is different than the ones mentioned above, elimination of the ache may not be possible. Nevertheless, acupuncture reduces the intensity of the pain, making it more bearable. In these cases, you’ll need to pursue combined therapies/treatments in order to eliminate the problem altogether.

4. It Promotes Healthy Weight Loss

Acupuncture can help you achieve your target weight. Although its effectiveness in a standalone format cannot be judged, it does help you lose weight quicker when used in combination with diet and exercise routines. It holds massive implication for those suffering from obesity.

5. It Advocates Overall Health and Well-Being

Although acupuncture is popularly associated with pain relief, it offers other greater benefits as well. For instance, it helps you overcome depression and mood swings, seasonal allergies, migraines, digestive problems, minor heart problems, insomnia, and several other common ailments. It boosts your immune system naturally to help you remain fit and healthy.

In essence, it does not only work to address problem areas, it also imparts greater benefits to overcome other commonly ignored issues. It offers a holistic medical benefit to help you sustain a healthy and well-balanced lifestyle!


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