Looking for a drug-free way to deal with chronic pain, sports injuries, stress, and other medical issues?
If so, you might want to explore acupuncture - the ancient practice of inserting tiny, sterilized stainless steel needles into specific spots on the body to manipulate the flow of energy (known as 'Qi).
How Acupuncture Works
According to the UC San Diego Center for Integrative Medicine, acupuncture works by "stimulating specific anatomic sites - commonly referred to as acupuncture points, or acupoints." This is designed to relieve any blockages of energy within the body caused by injury or illness, which in turn promotes natural healing within the body.
While tiny needles are usually used to stimulate these specific 'acupoints', acupuncture practitioners can also use manual massage, cupping, heat therapy, and topic ointments to promote the flow of 'Qi' within the body.
What Can Acupuncture Be Used to Treat?
The World Health Organization recognizes that acupuncture has been proven to provide measurable, effective relief from a host of health conditions, including:
In addition, the WHO recognizes that acupuncture shows promise in the treatment of a wide variety of diseases, including diabetes, herpes, osteoarthritis, gout, vascular dementia, and colitis. It has even been used to help people in recovery from opioid dependency.
So, the next time you need relief from an injury, chronic pain, or other health problem, why not visit your local acupuncture clinic?
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