In the world of modern medicine and alternative healing, people often seek the same thing. Some form of miracle cure. While this miracle cure may not exist, there are treatments supported by both sides of the medical spectrum with a multitude of purposes. One such recognized treatment is the use of acupuncture. The act of piercing the skin with slender, sterilized needles along certain meridians and points in the human body.
Acupuncture has several benefits in both it’s delivery method and it’s results. It is capable of aiding the body in recovering and treating conditions such as:
- Neurological Conditions: Items such as headaches, migraines, difficulty sleeping, tension from stress, and more.
- Cardiovascular: Such as high or low blood pressure, chest pain, and poor circulation.
- Respiratory Conditions: Bronchial asthma, bronchitis, tonsillitis, rhinitis, hay fever, sore throat, and even the common cold.
- Digestive System Disorders: Toothaches, gingivitis, gastric ulcers, heartburn, flatulence, diarrhoea, constipation, and weight control
- Skin Conditions: Eczema, dermatitis, nerve rash, acne, scar tissue, hair loss, and dandruff.
- Sporting injuries: Sprained ankles and knees, cartilage problems, corking and tearing of muscles, torn ligaments, and bruises.
Acupuncture is not just limited to fighting against these symptoms and disorders. These are only some of the common issues that acupuncture is used against.
While there are several different methods of healing and fighting diseases besides acupuncture, they can come with harmful side effects such as addiction. Some can cause other symptoms that are less severe than what the treatment is meant for. Examples of these side effects are headaches, body aches, dizziness, or other minor (yet inconvenient), symptoms.
Acupuncture on the other hand does not operate through the use of drugs or medicines. The possibility of addiction is practically nonexistent. Because nothing is injected into the body, the risk of headaches, dizziness, and other side effects are dropped down significantly.
If you are thinking about trying acupuncture, but still have some questions about it, contact Dr. Beth and see about setting up an appointment today.