What is Acupuncture? How does it work, and why is it beneficial for us?

Acupuncture is a 3,000-year-old medical technique of traditional Chinese medicine to treat various health conditions by inserting needles into a person’s skin—needle and depth position depending on the patient’s problem.

This method initially comes from ancient China, but now you can see different techniques and types. Acupuncture therapist uses skinny needles to penetrate the skin, but do not make contact with the muscles.

Why we use acupuncture?

Acupuncture is used for a wide array of purposes:

  • Stress and other aspects of emotion,
  • Arthritis and gout
  • Back pain, neck pain, and shoulders pain
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Asthma
  • Various complex and chronic health conditions
  • Sciatica
  • Morning sickness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Periarthritis of shoulder
  • Postoperative pain
  • Renal colic
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Infertility
  • Depression
  • Migraines
  • Chronic pain
  • Weight loss, and much more.

The insertion of microscopic needles into your body is to elicit a physical reaction. There are several theories of how acupuncture works. For example, acupuncture may increase specific hormones and certain neurotransmitters, dilate, or blood vessels to produce competitive stimuli to affect blood circulation and inhibit neurotransmitters of pain signals to the brain.

Acupuncture is useful in treating chronic health conditions when acute pain relief is required or with evaluation. Annual surface pathogens and wind, heat, cold, or humid weather conditions, can cause discomfort or symptoms. And for a combination of your unhealthy eating habits or lifestyles, acupuncture therapy can be extended along the entire treatment process.

How does Acupuncture Work?

When a needle is inserted, the body immediately reacts by sending everything, where the needle is inserted, to the point where the perceived trauma needs to be corrected. Electrically induced acupuncture accelerates this response by inducing the release of natural pain killers for the body. Dry needles (trigger point acupuncture), a term often used by acupuncture therapy, stimulate muscle trigger points that muscle perfusion with fresh oxygen-rich blood.

Acupuncture therapy is the easiest way to deal with stress, pain, depression, or other health problems. According to traditional Chinese medicine, the flow of energy in the body is interrupted due to illness. So when thin needles are put in the body, the flow of energy is smooth. This releases blocked energy and thus facilitates a steady stream.

Why is Acupuncture therapy beneficial for us? 

Better health and quality of life- It helps the body’s energy systems. Our habits, way of thinking and diet style create imbalances in the body. Acupuncture therapy helps align these energy systems with acupuncture points.

Reduce stressAcupuncture therapy balances the energy in your body. A little stress is right for you, but most of us today struggle with it a lot. As you know, going through such high-stress levels day by day is very challenging for your body to relax and balance; Acupuncture therapy is a healthy way to allow this relaxation and balance.

Pain reduction- Some of the most common uses of acupuncture assist with chronic and acute pain. Acupuncture treats in inflammation, joint sprains, spinal pain, backache, carpal tunnel, plantar fasciitis, tension, abdominal pain, and menstrual pain, etc. If you experience a migraine, cluster, and other headaches, acupuncture therapy results can be surprising.

Fast recovery from acupuncture- You will get quick recovery from accident, illness, and surgery became more durable and faster- By acupuncture therapy can be done to improve circulation, reduce inflammation, and reduce scars.

Emotional Balance- Maintaining emotional balance may be the primary goal of care with acupuncture therapy and is a definite “side effect” of using acupuncture for specific purposes. Depression, anxiety, anger, and frustration are some of the identified mental imbalances. Acupuncture points have a physical and emotional aspect of their function, and most of the time, these two aspects are accessed during acupuncture therapy.

Respiratory treatment- Allergies, sinusitis, rhinitis are common conditions that are positively affected by acupuncture. Respiratory imbalance can be reduced by being aware of eliminating indoor contaminants, cleaning chemicals, plastics, and clothing, molds, etc. and taking action to overcome them.

Insomnia Relief– Acupuncture is still very widely used to treat insomnia and other sleep disorders. Because insomnia and sleep disturbances can be triggered by stress, injury, pain, and emotional dysfunction, when acupuncture is used for other primary purposes, good sleep can be a beneficial “side effect.” Acupuncture therapy will effectively focus on insomnia and sleep disturbances.

Acupuncture strengthens the immune system – this can be done by balancing the body’s energy systems with acupuncture.Stress, illness, air poisoning, and allergies are some of the causes of a compromised immune system. Acupuncture strengthens the immune system.

Note: The number of treatments required depends on the individual. A person with a chronic condition for several months may need one to two treatments per week. A severe condition usually improves after 8 to 12 sessions.

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