The Top 8 Benefits of Acupuncture

Did you know that acupuncture, which involves a few tiny needles, could actually improve your health? For over 2500 people have been receiving acupuncture treatments for a variety of ailments; for many athletes and people suffering with chronic pain acupuncture is critical to their treatment plans. The top 8 benefits of acupuncture can help you to improve your health too.

Muscle Repair and Musculoskeletal Pain

Benefits of acupuncture extend to muscle repair caused by sports injuries. Whether a strain or a sprained muscle or tendon leaves you limping, acupuncture will help to relax muscles to reduce swelling, tension and pain. Acupuncture is equally effective in treating musculoskeletal pain like lower back or joint pain that stems from poor posture, repetitive stress injury or other causes.

Stress Reduction

Acupuncture reduces stress considerably, making it an excellent therapy for relaxation. One excellent side benefit of any acupuncture treatment is that because it reduces stress, it can lower blood pressure and improve heart fitness.

As a form of relaxation, acupuncture can improve moods. Acupuncture is also used to help to treat depression and addiction because it works on the neurotransmitters to the brain.

Immune System

When you are feeling tired and sluggish because of a long illness, or you are living or working in a high-stress environment, acupuncture can give you an overall immune boost to make you feel more energized. Acupuncture can also help to boost your immune system by helping to find and destroy infections. With an improved immune system over the longer term you will be strengthening your body against disease.

Respiratory Problems

If you suffer from seasonal allergies, acupuncture sessions can reduce symptoms thereby reducing your reliance on antihistamine. Whether you have problems like chronic sore throat or susceptible to many respiratory tract infections, acupuncture can ease your symptoms.

Digestive Disorders

Benefits of acupuncture also extend to common problems like acid reflux. Acupuncture can help to treat reflux disease and reduce heartburn, most likely because it helps to speed up digestion by better regulating acid secretion. The benefits also improve overall digestive health to improve symptoms associated with irritable bowel or gastritis.

Weight Control

For obese adults, acupuncture treatments can help them to lose weight for a number of different reasons, including its effect on controlling hunger. Acupuncture can help us to eat better because we will be more sensitive to foods we eat, and more likely to notice those foods that give us energy and the ones that do not.

Improved Sleep

Acupuncture can affect the neurotransmitters linked to relaxation and sleep, which help to reduce insomnia. But acupuncture can improve sleep even for those of us who think we are sleeping soundly each night. One consistent result of acupuncture treatments is improved sleep and restfulness, helping you to wake up feeling refreshed.

Chronic Pain

Benefits of acupuncture include a reduction in pain associated with migraine intensity and frequency. With a specifically designed treatment program acupuncture can reduce the number of migraines each month.

Acupuncture treatments work on all kinds of chronic pain, including sciatica and osteoarthritis. Not only will your pain be reduced, but treatments will lead to an improvement in your overall health too.

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