Let’s face it, a lot of people have a fear of needles but hopefully that won’t steer them away from the healing benefits of acupuncture. It’s hard to find a person who doesn’t suffer from some sort of muscle or joint pain or who hasn’t recently injured themselves. Chronic back pain, arthritis, tense muscles, allergies, and mood are just a few things that acupuncture can help heal!
When you live with chronic pain of any sort, it becomes your normal. Your body adjusts and thinks that this is how it’s supposed to feel. Therefore, when the sterile needles are inserted into the affected areas of the body it send your body into a fighting mode. Blood rushes to the area hoping to heal this little poke, this invader, which causes more oxygen to go to the affected area as well. After multiple sessions, it has the capability to completely heal and create a new normal for your body.
But it goes way beyond the healing powers of what is listed above! Here are 10 key benefits of acupuncture to convince you even further:
- Improved health and quality of life
This is achieved by balancing the energy systems of our bodies that are thrown off by our daily lives of stress, diet, etc.
- Stress reduction
Acupuncture helps relax your body and mind and create balance, like said above.
- Pain reduction
This is the most common reason that people seek out acupuncture sessions.
- Improved and Faster Recovery from Injury, Illness and Surgery
Acupuncture increases circulation and reduce inflammation.
- Emotional Balance
Increase of mood and endorphins in body when certain acupuncture points are hit.
- Respiratory Health
Allergies, asthma, and other respiratory issues can be resolved with a few sessions of acupuncture.
- Insomnia Relief
Insomnia is usually caused by stress and pain then of course it ties in with what acupuncture can relieve.
- Strengthening Your Immune System
Just like number 1, acupuncture balances your energy systems therefore achieving overall immune strength and health.
- Premenstrual (PMS) and Menopausal Symptom Relief
This is in the same boat with number 2, 3, and 5. Pain, stress, and being emotional are all symptoms that are caused by PMS and menopause and can be relieved by acupuncture.
- Reduction of Side Effects of Chemo and Radiation Therapies
Acupuncture helps with anxiousness, nausea, depression, night sweats, dry mouth, pain, diarrhea, and constipation. All side effects of chemo and radiation therapy.
Plus the needles are super small and skinny and sterile. Why not give it a try? 😉