ACUPUNCTURE: What Is It Good for, And When Should I Get It?

For those of you who do not know what acupuncture is, it is a form of alternative Chinese medicine that uses thin needles placed in specific parts of the body. When the life force, known as ‘chi’, is blocked, the human body will become ill. The idea behind acupuncture, is that by placing needles in certain parts of the body, the flow of this life force can be restored and the body can naturally heal itself.

Contrary to what you may have heard in the media, it is both safe and effective. This holistic alternative is becoming a common treatment. More importantly, it is an affordable option!

Here is a small list of some of the things that acupuncture is useful for:

  • Headaches and migraines
  • Adrenal fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Disc herniation
  • Car-related injuries (ex. Whiplash)
  • Pain (Knee, neck, back, etc.)

So when should you be getting acupuncture?

It is highly recommended that you see someone that practices acupuncture prior to seeing your doctor. The rationale being doing so is that you can alleviate common problems without the use of expensive drugs or treatments.

Of course, it is important to note that acupuncture cannot solve every medical dilemma. If acupuncture does not cure your ailments after a couple of sessions, seeing a medical doctor should be your next course of action.

Some people go as far as to use acupuncture as a preventative measure to keep stress-related illnesses at bay, reporting that they feel invigorated and relaxed after a session of acupuncture. The needles are so thin that patients will feel next to no level of discomfort. Acupuncture has a solid 2 millennia track record to this date and the reason for that is because it just works!

Many people are seeking out acupuncture as an alternative way to get rid of their ailments. After four or five half-hour sessions, many people start to feel the relief and benefits that come with acupuncture. Of course, there may be some risks, as with any medical procedure, but you will have the opportunity to discuss these with your practitioner before you begin.

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