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 body's energy or qi, as acupuncture
practitioners believe that all illnesses are a result of the natural
flow of energy through the body becoming stuck, depleted or weakened
and thus making the individual susceptible to illness. Acupuncture benefits
the rebalance of qi through treatment of specific acupoints related
to symptoms or illness present. Treatment is effective in removing these
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Through clinical trials, acupuncture has been proven effective in treating
various medical conditions and its use has been expanded into conventional
Although best known for the control of pain, acupuncture benefits a wide
variety of disorders. Respiratory disorders such as sinusitis, common
cold, bronchitis and asthma can be effectively treated with acupuncture.
Conjunctivitis, (pink eye), nearsightedness and cataracts are a few of
the eye disorders acupuncture benefits. Toothache can be reduced through
acupuncture. Neurological and musculoskeletal disorders including paralysis
following stroke, frozen shoulder or Tennis elbow, sciatica and osteoarthritis
are also treatable with acupuncture.
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With certain health conditions, acupuncture can be effective enough to
reduce or eliminate the need to take drugs to control pain or symptoms.
Additional benefits of acupuncture are faster recovery from injuries,
decreased symptoms of stress and improved circulation.
Acupuncture benefits the strengthening of the immune system function,
which through treatment is better able to withstand colds, minor infections,
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. It also benefits
the individual through a sense of restoring a sense of "normal self"
after surgery or illness.
Multiple emotional or psychological disorders can be treated by acupuncture,
which benefits addictions, phobias, obsessive behavior, eating disorders,
and anxiety. Acupuncture can also be beneficial when used alongside conventional
medicine treatments for both acute and chronic disease.
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 malady or ailment. Treatment strengthens
general constitution, and can correct a feeling of being unwell although
there is no physical disorder, imbalance or illness in the traditional
Western medicine sense.