Acupuncture is a complete medical system and has been used in East Asia (China, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Indonesia, etc) for thousands of years to treat a wide range of health problems. In western countries, it is fast becoming an alternative treatment option for a variety of health complaints.
The benefits of this traditional holistic therapy is to restore a natural balance within the body by regulating energy and blood flow and balancing yin and yang. It does this by using sterile needles into specific acupoints on the body.
Evidence based research has shown that it has a benefit upon the immune system, regulating hormones, including stress and fertility and act upon the brain to reduce pain.
What can acupuncture treat?
It is an effective treatment for a multitude of chronic conditions commonly seen today. For example, studies show it can help with:
- Relieve pain to reduce the need for pain medication
- Relieve insomnia
- Improve male and female fertility
- Relieve tinnitus
- Reduce stress, anxiety and depression
- Improves libido
- Reduce menopausal symptoms
- Is anti-inflammatory
- Helps clear acne
- Restores sense of smell
- Relieves IBS
- Reduce dementia and improve cognitive behaviour
- Improves type II diabetes
- Relieves carpal tunnel syndrome
There is more and more research published on the national institute of health website that supports the use of this ancient treatment for modern health problems.