Acupuncture has been around for centuries as its first uses could be traced back to at least 2500 years in China. However, the miraculous treatment didn’t come to America till 1972 when President Nixon made a presidential visit to China.
Ever since, the treatment and its benefits have continued to charm Americans! In fact, we’ve put together a list of benefits of the natural therapy.
Let’s have a look:
Acupuncture and Stress-Relief
Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical treatment that works on the premise that we have energy flowing through our bodies in intricate patterns. Any disruption in those patterns could lead to stress, pain and even illnesses.
Through acupuncture, acupuncturists target the disruptive areas to smooth down the energy flow. As a result the blood circulation is regulated and the taut muscles in the body are made to release the tension within them, causing stress levels in the body to go down.
Acupuncture and Pain-Relief
Acupuncture is also widely relied on for pain relief. It may sound ironic, given acupuncture itself involves pricking needles across the body but contrary to popular belief it’s not painful at all!
The procedure helps treat acute and chronic pain, such as back pain, neck pain, sciatica pain, migraine and many other types of pain.
Acupuncture enhances the body’s immune system by stimulating the body’s natural defense system. As a result, the body becomes more capable of dealing with pain and subsequently healing itself.
Acupuncture and Diseases
The therapeutic treatment also does wonders for people dealing with conditions like heartburn, asthma, sinus problems. In fact, the magical qualities of the treatment also help with infertility issues, as confirmed by the American Pregnancy Association as long as it’s not being used to treat infertility that’s linked to tubal adhesions.
Acupuncture and Sports
According to Craig Amrine, (L.Ac.) a licensed and practicing acupuncturist in Tempe, AZ, acupuncture is also exceptionally beneficial for athletes experiencing sports injuries. In fact, it’s believed that acupuncture can help athletes enhance their athletic performance by reducing muscular and cardiovascular fatigue along with treating nerve and bone-related injuries.