Acupuncture is as old as Chinese civilization itself. This amazing, 3000 years old pain-relieving method has been doing wonders even in our current age of tele-health and nano-medicine. America’s National Institute of Health has also recognized the importance of acupuncture in treating some troublesome and painful ailments.
In this article, we will show you 4 most astonishing ways acupuncture can help you better your health.
Quick Relief to Muscle & Joint Pain
Keone, a career tuna fisherman from Honolulu, Hawaii and friend has long suffered from “frozen shoulder” pain. He had an unlikely accident in his early fishing career where his shoulder was dislocated. He tried many modern day techniques including physiotherapy and medication but to no avail. His pain aggravated him with each passing day until he tried acupuncture, which not only provided that quick relief but also prevented the pain from coming back.
The insertion of thin, sharp needles sounds painful but in reality it is not. It is in fact relaxing as the process releases some feel-good endorphins that interact with nervous system and provides quick relief from the pain.
Provides Muscle Relaxation
Working out is no fun, especially if you’re doing it regularly and intensely. Sweating on the treadmill for hours can leave your muscles cramped up. It is not only physical exercises that can leave you sore and stiff but also sitting long-hours in your office and postural imbalance can result in the same. This particular feeling of discomfort is actually because of the formation of scar tissues in your ligaments and muscles. Acupuncture in this case can boost blood circulation and release endorphin, which makes muscles relax and reduce pain.
Boosts Psychological Wellness
The needle point on our head is called GV 20. As it is a common place for needle insertion during the process of acupuncture, many people like to call it “happy point.” Now why this name? It is because acupuncture is also known for its useful affect on our mental well-being. Scalp acupuncture may provide feeling of restoration & calmness and is helpful in reducing anxiety and stress level.
The techniques of acupuncture are not painful at all, however some people might still be reluctant to try it on their scalp, especially if they are doing it for the first time. The good news is that there are various other points throughout the body that can be used to de-stress an individual and give a great boost to mental health.
Acupuncture is an ancient technique of providing quick relief from pain. It has no side effects and can be used as a supplementary treatment with modern day medicine and therapies. No matter how old you are or what injury or disease you suffer from – Acupuncture can make your pain go away as if it never existed.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an essential part of traditional Oriental medicine, a comprehensive system of health care with a continuous clinical history of over 3000 years. Oriental medicine includes acupuncture treatment, Chinese herbology and bodywork, dietary therapy and exercise based on traditional Oriental medicine principles. These therapies work with the natural vital energy inherent within all living things to promote the body’s ability to heal itself. This system of health care is used extensively by one-quarter of the world’s population residing in Asia, and is rapidly growing in popularity in the West.
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