Acupuncture is one of the oldest holistic approaches known to man. It is believed to restore the energy flow through your body. There are various benefits of acupuncture. It involves inserting thin needles in key parts of your body and is known to provide relief for a variety of health conditions.
Benefits of Acupuncture
Here are some common reasons why you should try acupuncture.
Lower Back Pain Relief
Did you know that lower back pain, or lumbar pain, is widely considered to be the number one reason for workplace absenteeism in the United States? There are several ways in which one can relief lower back pain, from resorting to NSAIDs and trying the services of a skilled chiropractor to acupuncture.
An experienced and highly trained acupuncturist can help you manage your lower back pain in a timely manner. Acupuncture can reduce inflammation and it promotes a healthy and efficient blood flow through your body (and especially through the lower limbs) and it also stimulates the production of endorphins, which are naturally occurring hormones that act as natural pain relievers.
Stress, also dubbed as the “Silent Killer”, can slowly destroy you from inside out, if you do not manage it properly. Acupuncture is one of the numerous ways in which you can ward off the side effects of stress, as this ancient technique is known to stimulate the production of serotonin (which is known as the Happiness Hormone), in addition to that of endorphins.
Regulate the Menstrual Cycle
Menstruation can be rather painful at times, and the pain is often so intense that not even the over-the-counter drugs can help you control it. If you are committed to treating yourself naturally and without using any synthetic drugs, then look no further than acupuncture, as this efficient centuries-old technique is known to regulate the menstrual cycle while relieving the painful cramps associated with it.
Boost Your Immunity
Boosting your immunity is particularly important during the cold winter months, when your body is more exposed to viruses and bacteria. Acupuncture can be your new ally in the battle with colds and the flu. Acupuncture can increase the T-cell count (also known as the “Fighter Cells”), and it can also relieve the most bothersome flu symptoms.
Sleep is paramount for the optimal functioning of your body, and you must get at least seven to eight hours of REM sleep per night. If you suffer from chronic insomnia, acupuncture can provide some welcome benefits. By reducing stress and regulating your body’s sleep cycle, your natural production of melatonin (the hormone responsible for inducing sleep) will increase and you will finally be able to rest throughout the entire night!
Release Tight Muscles
This is very important if you spend a lot of time sitting at a desk at work. Do you feel an intense pressure and tightness in your thigh and shoulder muscles? Acupuncture can help by increasing the blood flow to those areas, thus keeping your muscles properly nourished and relieving tension at the same time.
Speedy Recovery From Injuries
Have you recently injured yourself and you want a natural and efficient approach that will speed up your recovery? Once again, acupuncture is the key to your problem – improving the blood flow will stimulate your body’s natural healing ability and allow you to get back to work sooner.
Improve Strength and Endurance for Optimum Athletic Performance
If you are an athlete who wants to improve his strength and endurance, acupuncture can help by making sure your tissues and main muscle groups are properly nourished, and by relieving muscle stiffness at the same time.
Digestive System Support
If you suffer from constant digestive problems, such as stomach aches, diarrhea, constipation or bloating, then you can always count on acupuncture to help you relieve them by improving the metabolism of nutrients.
Obesity is a serious and life-threatening disease that affects millions of people. Losing weight can be very challenging for some people, who are simply unable to shed the extra pounds even when they go to extreme lengths for it. This is where acupuncture steps in and helps you reach an optimal weight by improving your digestion, boosting your metabolism (thus making your body burn fat faster and more efficiently) and by reducing water retention in the soft tissues.
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