Four Common Conditions That Can Be Cured Using Acupuncture

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Posted September 6, 2013 by Guest Author
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Acupuncture is a natural healing art that many people take advantage of when they realize that prescription medications and conventional doctors cannot help them cure themselves without harsh side effects. Using very thin needles, an acupuncturist is able to tap into specific energy points found throughout the body in order to get the vital life force flowing freely again so that the body can heal itself. For those interested in natural healing modalities, this treatment is extremely popular, but even conventional doctors and scientists have been unable to deny the effectiveness of acupuncture.

 

Continue reading in order to learn about just four of the many common conditions that can be treated and relieved using acupuncture.

 

Back Pain

One of the most common reasons that people receive acupuncture is to relieve back pain. A proper diagnosis that determines the cause of the back pain, whether it’s pain in the lower, middle, or upper back, needs to be achieved first before acupuncture can get to work fixing the problem. For example, are pinched nerves causing the pain? Are the muscles too tight and causing spasms? Is osteoarthritis to blame? Once a diagnosis is found, the acupuncturist can get to work healing that particular condition. The treatment can help increase circulation to speed up healing, release endorphins to eliminate the sensation of pain temporarily, or even relax the muscles.

 

Headaches

If you suffer from severe headaches regularly, including migraines, acupuncture may be able to help. Stress, tension, eye disorders, sinus disorders, injury, and hormonal imbalances can all be causes for your headaches, so again, a diagnosis needs to be achieved to determine what is behind your chronic headaches. Acupuncture can help release endorphins to relieve pain, as well as balance your hormones and help relax muscles to relieve tension.

 

Anxiety

Many people in our society today deal with chronic anxiety that occurs for no apparent reason and really gets in the way of life. Whether you suffer with Generalized Anxiety Disorder or you often experience panic attacks, acupuncture can help by balancing out your brain chemistry. By balancing out the hormones, neurotransmitters, and endorphins of the brain, patients find relief through decreased anxiety levels and fewer panic attacks.

 

Fatigue

Another common complaint that people have today is constant fatigue because of busy lives and demanding work schedules. Insomnia often results from stress, and this compounds the fatigue that a person deals with daily. Acupuncture doesn’t rely upon sedatives and other drugs to get a person to relax and fall asleep. Instead, it works with the body to create a state of balance. Often, by addressing the causes of the physical and mental stress in your life, and by incorporating lifestyle changes and Chinese herbs, an acupuncturist can help your body relax while also providing you with the tools you need at home to relieve your fatigue and get your energy back.

 

There are many conditions that can be treated with acupuncture. In fact, just about any health ailment, whether it’s physical, mental, or emotional, can be addressed through the use of acupuncture.

 

This post has been contributed by Kelly Johnson, a professional masseuse and a mother of two. She works at Best Of Chinese Medicine, a clinic specializing in Chinese acupuncture treatments in Toronto. She works hard and spends her free time helping her children in their studies.