The Many Benefits of Acupuncture
Oriental medicine is a holistic approach, which is based on the treatment of all bodily systems. Acupuncture benefits the improvement of physical health conditions as well as affective disorders and instills a feeling of increased mental clarity.
Acupuncture works directly with the bodys energy or Qi. Acupuncturists believe that all illnesses are a result of the natural flow of energy through the body becoming stuck, depleted or weakened, which makes the individual susceptible to illness. Acupuncture works to restore the proper flow of Qi through treatment of specific acupoints.
Although acupuncture is best known for the control of pain, it does benefit a wide variety of disorders. Respiratory disorders such as sinusitis, common cold, bronchitis and asthma can be improved with acupuncture. Conjunctivitis, nearsightedness and cataracts are a few of the eye disorders acupuncture benefits. Neurological and musculoskeletal disorders including paralysis following stroke, frozen shoulder or tennis elbow, sciatica and osteoarthritis also benefit from acupuncture.
Premenstraul syndrome (PMS) and premenopausal symptoms can be treated successfully through acupuncture therapy. Womens fertility may be increased through acupuncture as well.
Acupuncture can help strengthen the immune system, which through treatment is better able to withstand colds, minor infections, and flu.
Post-surgical nausea and vomiting can also be reduced through acupuncture. Many post-surgical patients find that acupuncture treatment is effective in increasing energy, and brings a sense of vitality.
Multiple emotional or psychological disorders also benefit from the practice of acupuncture. Addictions, phobias, obsessive behavior, eating disorders, and anxiety are a few that have shown improvement with the use of acupuncture.
Often used as a form of preventative medicine, acupuncture is beneficial in preventing illness from occurring. Many people receive acupuncture without suffering from any particular ailment. Treatment can help to correct a feeling of being unwell although there is no physical disorder, imbalance or illness in the traditional Western medicine sense.