There’s currently dozens of treatment plans out on the market and it can really get confusing sometimes deciding which one is best.
Depending on your treatment plan and level of pain, your local licensed Burnaby acupuncturist may recommend acupuncture.
Acupuncture is a holistic health technique that stems from Traditional Chinese Medicine practices. It sees practitioners stimulate specific points on the body by inserting thin needles into the skin.
Here are six ways acupuncture can improve your health.
Benefits of Acupuncture Treatment
1. Improves chronic pain
Acupuncture has been proven to be an effective treatment option for chronic pain, including for the back, neck, knee, or arthritis pain. Numerous studies have shown that patients experience decreased levels of pain after undergoing numerous sessions.
2. Helps reduce headaches and migraines
Researchers from the Center for Complementary Medicine at the University of Munich concluded that acupuncture “could be a valuable non-pharmacological tool in patients with frequent chronic tension-type headaches.”
3. Boosts your immune system
Whenever you’re feeling down or lethargic, acupuncture can give your entire immune system a much-needed boost and having you feeling re-energized. As a result, your body will be better equipped to fight against viruses and diseases.
4. Improves digestive disorders
Even the toughest athletes occasionally have sports accidents and injuries, and contact sports like football and hockey are particularly likely to result in injuries at one time or another. Limit painkiller use and get back into your game faster with the help of your chiropractor. Even contact injuries such as bruises can pull you out of alignment as muscles spasm or tense in reaction.
5. Repairs muscles and reduces musculoskeletal pain
Whether you’re dealing with a strain, sprained muscle or a tendon leaves you limping, visiting an acupuncturist may be your answer. It will help to relax muscles to reduce swelling, tension and pain. Acupuncture can also help with musculoskeletal pain, such as lower back pain.
6. Lose weight
Acupuncture re-energizes our bodies and makes us feel more refreshed. It can help us eat better too, because you’ll be aware of the foods that give us energy and avoid the ones that have no benefit.