Top reasons to try acupuncture
on 22 December 2015
Acupuncture is one of the world's oldest holistic therapies, which focuses on key health concerns while also benefiting the entire body. If you're thinking about trying acupuncture for pain relief or other issues, here are 10 compelling benefits.
1. Boost immunity
A weak immune system puts the body at greater risk of viruses, bacteria and serious illnesses, especially during the colder months. Acupuncture can increase the body's T-cell count to help fight against infections, as well as alleviating flu symptoms.
2. Ease back pain
If you suffer from lower back pain, acupuncture can reduce inflammation by promoting healthy blood flow and relieves pain by stimulating endorphin production.
3. Relieve migraines
Electroacupuncture treatments, where a mild electrical charge is applied to the needles, has been proven to alleviate migraine symptoms and frequency. Research found that 20 sessions over a four-week period reduced the number of migraines as well as their intensity.
4. Reduce stress
Acupuncture stimulates the production of serotonin, the 'happiness hormone,' as well as pain-relieving endorphins, to reduce the effects of stress.
5. Treat digestive problems
Acupuncture enhances the body's metabolism of nutrients, which can help to relieve digestive issues such as an upset stomach, diarrhoea, constipation and bloating.
6. Lose weight
As well as boosting metabolism, acupuncture also aids digestion and reduces water retention in soft tissues, all of which promote healthy weight loss.
7. Enhance athletic performance
Acupuncture isn't only useful for treating health issues. Many athletes benefit from acupuncture sessions to relieve muscle tension and ensure muscles and tissues are receiving optimal nourishment.
8. Recover from addiction
Reducing stress, anxiety and feelings of depression, acupuncture is being increasingly used to assist people with overcoming various addictions, including drugs, alcohol and nicotine.
9. Better sleep
A good night's sleep is vital for a healthy body and mind. Acupuncture can help insomnia sufferers to relax, de-stress and regulate their sleep cycles by stimulating production of neurotransmitters including melatonin, the sleep hormone.
10. Truly personalised therapy
One of the stand-out features of acupuncture is that every program is tailored for every individual. Two people experiencing the same symptoms may be suffering from entirely unrelated issues, and a skilled therapist will take account of your full health history, lifestyle and other factors when developing your unique treatment plan.
Traditional Chinese medicine in Coolangatta
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