Acupuncture is a 3,000 years old Chinese healing treatment that helps to balance the energy flowing throughout the body.
To explain, the process consists of inserting thin needles through a person’s skin at specific points and depths in the body.
According to Physician Partners of America, some of the benefits of this non-invasive therapy are relief of anxiety, stress, and depression.
Also, aid to mitigate digestive problems such as irritable bowel syndrome.
Certainly, you can see gains on acupuncture, and here are some of them.
It helps heal migraines and lower back pain.
In addition, if you practice acupuncture regularly can relieve pain for months.
Reduces high blood pressure and stress, which are two triggers of heart attacks and medical disorders.
It is known that acupuncture regulates the neurotransmitters in your body that promote happiness.
Plus, it contributes to reconcile the dream, because of increases of neurotransmitters that are related to relaxation, which can help those who suffer from sleep problems or insomnia.
An expert acupuncture therapist can place certain needles that trigger the immune booster cells to attack infections and irregularities.
However, the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, quoted by Medical News Today, said that there’s limited evidence of the effectiveness of acupuncture in some areas.
How it works scientifically? It’s still unclear.
Some people manifest it works at a neurological level, but remains as a controversial subject among Western doctors and scientists.
Real benefits that can be mention, are that there are very few side effects, it can be combined with others treatments, it aid control some types of pain and it may work for patients for whom pain medications are not suitable.
The World Health Organization, in 2003, made a list of conditions in which acupuncture has been proven effective.
High and low blood pressure, chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, gastric conditions, as peptic ulcer, painful periods, dysentery, allergic rhinitis, facial pain, rheumatoid arthritis, morning sickness, sciatica, dental pain, sprains among others are on this list.
This organization has also suggested that this healing treatment may help to treat some infections and fever.
Apitherapy, which uses products from honey bees.
Aromatherapy, with essences extracted from plants.
Art therapy, to explore human unconscious through artistic expressions.
Hydrotherapy, that consists of water application with therapeutical purposes, just to mention a few.
Finally, before try with this or any other medical alternative treatment, go to a specialist who can be able to guide you through the process.