How Acupuncture Can Benefit You - Eduard Belcher
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Acupuncture needles as ancient medicine

How Acupuncture Can Benefit You

You probably know a bit about acupuncture, it’s an ancient technique so it’ been around a long time and many people have come across it at some point or at least heard it mentioned although you may never have tried it yourself. You probably know that it involves needles but might not know much more about acupuncture beyond that. Many people are intimidated by it because of the needles involved. Acupuncture is an Eastern treatment that has been around in some form for thousands of years. The modern day version involves the use of tiny needles inserted into the skin, they do not cause pain and are pushed in at different depths. The aim of the treatment is to help to manage and relive pain and other symptoms in the body. Studies are starting to show that it does have some measurable benefits and it’s a treatment that is often used in conjunction with other Western medications. Read on below to find out about some of the benefits of acupuncture.

 

It can help you to manage your weight

Whilst there is no instant fix for weight loss, some therapies can help you to get on the right track and manage your weight. Acupuncture is a popular choice for weight loss because it releases endorphins which can help people to manage some of the triggers for emotional over-eating, like stress and frustration. Depending on the reasons for weight gain this can be a very effective way to manage the causes and triggers of weight gain and many people find it useful for managing their eating habits.

 

It can be used holistically

Person receiving acupuncture treatment

Acupuncture is a popular choice of therapy to be used in conjunction with other treatments and can help to improve the effectiveness of other treatments. It has been shown to work effectively with anti-anxiety medications like Prozac, amplifying their effects. It has also been shown to reduce the impact of side effects of other drugs and can help with nausea, sex dysfunction and weight gain.

 

It provides relief from headaches

Acupuncture has been shown to be effective in the treatment of headaches. The endorphins it releases can be very helpful with pain relief and can help you to experience less side effects from certain medications. Regular acupuncture sessions can be very helpful for people who suffer from regular headaches or migraine.

 

Managing heartburn

For those who experience painful heartburn, this treatment can be a godsend. Studies have shown that the treatment can be a great option for dealing with heartburn issue which can be a fantastic solution for pregnant women or for people who are experiencing painful heartburn symptoms but can take antacid medication. The treatment is a great choice for improving chronic heartburn issues and has been shown to help.

 

Anxiety disorders and depression

The treatment is often prescribed in conjunction with other medications and therapy to help with anxiety, depression and post traumatic disorder. The endorphins that are released when needles are pressed into the skin can help people to relax and it can be a serious mood booster which can help with mood disorders and other issues. It’s a great treatment for those suffering from mood swings and other disturbances. The treatment has been shown to be very helpful for veterans of wars because it can help to manage fear and anxiety.

If you’re suffering form health conditions and concerns, then this is a good one to try. Many health insurance providers offer free or discounted sessions depending on the kind of cover that you have so speak to them and find out if it’s available.

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