Benefits of Acupuncture
Chinese Medicine has been used for thousands of years to promote fertility and healthy babies. In fact even today in China with Western Medicine fully established there, Chinese Medicine is most often the first choice of treatment for couples when they are having difficulty conceiving a child. Today, with the added benefit of Western science and research, Chinese Medicine has even more to offer couples who are trying to conceive.
Whether the couple is seeking guidance in conceiving naturally without the use of drugs and intervention or are using the help of a fertility clinic and artificial reproductive technology, Chinese Medicine is very helpful in promoting the success of their efforts to conceive. Chinese Medicine’s effectiveness has been documented over the course of history as well as in many recent scientific studies in the past few decades.
The most popular form of pain relief that Western medicine has to offer are pain medications and anti-inflammatory drugs. Many people that have tried that path of treatment soon discover that these medications have unreliable results. After a while, their effectiveness wears off. The side effects from prescription medications can often be worse than the painful conditions the patient is dealing with and are really just masking the medical conditions that are causing the pain in the first place. Acupuncture for chronic pain is a powerful and natural treatment that works The needles stimulate points on the body that release endorphins and other natural pain relievers. This encourages healing and eliminates pain.
Acupuncture increases blood and lymph circulation to different parts of the body and relaxes muscles. It also helps promote emotional well-being and can increase the effectiveness of the immune system to fight inflammation. Instead of bringing the rest of the patient’s health down in order to reduce pain, like conventional medications do, it raises the level of good health throughout the whole body.
There are many different types of pain that people can experience, and acupuncture is an effective treatment for them all. Back pain is very common and is a result of sprains or strains. The acupuncturist will place needles on the patients back to treat the pain but most of the needles are placed along meridians on other parts of the body. The acupuncturist may use electrical stimulation along the needle insertion points and also using cupping after the acupuncture treatment.
Arthritis is another common form of pain that can be treated with acupuncture. Arthritis can affect many different joints in the body. Depending on where the patient is experiencing arthritis pain, the acupuncturist may insert needles directly at the site or at other important points along the meridians. If the patient’s body responds well to acupuncture then the progression of the arthritis may be arrested or in some cases even cured.