1. Managing Chronic Pain
Chronic pain can negatively impact the quality of your daily life, as it is pain that is consistent and often long-lasting. Chronic pain scientifically occurs due to the damaged nerves and nerve endings. A study has shown that 93% of 89,000 patients reported that acupuncture was an effective treatment for treating their chronic musculoskeletal pain. Acupuncture has been proven to be an effective means to treating chronic pain as fine needles create neural pathways to the spinal cord, which ultimately deactivate specific pain centers within the brain.
2. Improved Sleep
Acupuncture stimulates the neurotransmitters that are connected with sleep. Applying the fine needles to specific acupuncture points activates the parasympathetic system in your body. This is the system that promotes the resting and digesting functions. Thus, this can help reduce the risk of insomnia and even help you achieve restfulness. Those suffering with sleep apnea may also benefit from acupuncture.
3. Digestive Disorders
Utilizing acupuncture can be effective in treating issues rooted from the gastrointestinal system. This includes digestive issues such as vomiting, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease as well as gall stone disease. Your practitioner may select several acupuncture points to insert the fine needles. These points will contribute to activating metabolism; regulate intestine function or even restoring stomach acidity levels. Acupuncture has been effective in treating and regulating the digestive tract.
4. Immune System
A weak immune system takes a toll on your overall health. This may be causing you to feel constant fatigue or frequently getting ill or even developing infection. Acupuncture in the right points can substantially boost your immune system. Regular sessions of acupuncture have shown an increased count of white blood cells, which fight bacteria, parasites and illness. However, other things you can also do to improve immune function is manage stress, eat a balanced diet and sleep well.
5. Muscle Repair
Acupuncture can greatly help those who have suffered any sort of injury, whether it was from sports, vehicular accident or a work injury. Damaged tendons or muscle sprain and strains can cause pain, which affects your daily life. However, acupuncture allows the muscles to relax and relieve tightness or tension. This allows your muscles to heal and recover quicker from injury.