What Does Acupuncture Treat?
There’s a lot of confusion and misinformation associated with acupuncture. Many people have no idea of the sheer amount of positive applications for acupuncture. If you wonder, "what does acupuncture treat," then you are most likely in for a surprise.
There’s a veritable laundry list of conditions that acupuncture can help treat. Acupuncture on its own is very effective for some things, but it’s also possible to use it with other treatments as well. Instead of attempting to list every condition and disorder, it’s easier to just look at the categories that acupuncture helps with.
General Pain Management
Acupuncture excels mostly at pain management. This goes for any type of pain. Since many disorders come with particular types of pain, acupuncture can help you manage that pain. What’s the cause of your pain?
- Bodily injury
- Neck and back
- Migraines and headaches
- Arthritis, Carpal tunnel
- Source-less chronic pains
Pain management is the most popular reason for using acupuncture. It’s especially worth trying if other pain management methods just don’t seem to work well for you.
There are many different types of neurological conditions. Generally speaking, your nervous system not only controls you, but it controls how you physically feel. As a great pain management method, acupuncture can help you deal both with the disorder and the pain associated with it. It can help promote mobility, coordination, and other symptoms associated with neurological disorders. These disorders include:
- Sleeping issues
- Spinal problems
- Forms of peripheral neuropathy
- ADD, ADHD
There are many, many neurological disorders. Acupuncture should serve as a part of your continuing treatments. In cases where your only option is to deal with the pain, then acupuncture can help you get by that way as well.
Many things can have an adverse effect on your immune system. Some infections can cause your immune system to not function as it should. Some allergies can also have a similar effect. Issues that are more serious can occur during cancer treatments. Acupuncture can help treat these immune issues.
Women’s Health, Reproductive and Gynecological Health
There are many things that acupuncture can help women with.
- Fertility enhancement
- PMS and menopause relief
- Irregular or abnormal periods
- Hormonal imbalances
- Morning sickness
Acupuncture can also help deal with many other urogenital problems and disorders.
The Never-ending List
There are many, many other things that acupuncture can help with. There is no definitive or exhaustive list. The truth is, it can help with almost everything. Even if you don’t suffer any specific ailment, acupuncture can still help relieve them in your day-to-day life. Here’s a few more broad categories that can explain more and help answer the question, “What does acupuncture treat?”
- Psychological and emotional issues
- Musculoskeletal disorders
- Digestive disorders
- Cardiovascular and circulatory disorders
- Skin conditions
- Respiratory problems
It can help with many more ailments as well. The question should be “What doesn’t acupuncture treat?”
Acupuncture isn’t a cure-all, but it is an aide. Many people think of it as “new age” treatment, but acupuncture’s history goes back thousands of years. Its longevity alone is a testament to its beneficial nature.
If you are still unsure whether acupuncture can help you treat your particular issue, then you should definitely call to request your free consultation.
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