If needles are the first thing you think of when you hear the word “acupuncture” you’re not alone. Many people are apprehensive of this form of therapy; however we are here to say that it actually works.
Rooted in China’s history, over 4,000 years of this practice has been proven over and over again to be beneficial as a preventive and alternative medical treatment for ailments and delaying the aging process.
Celebrities like Jennifer Lopez have used acupuncture to lose weight. Others like Sandra Bullock won’t accept to be on a film without it. Celebs have described it as a relaxing stress-reliever.
According to WHO (World Health Organization) acupuncture is effective for treating 28 conditions, while evidence indicates it may have an effective therapeutic value for many more.
Acupuncture helps ease chronic pain such as low-back pain and neck pain. The National Institute of Health reported that an analysis of data on participants in acupuncture studies looked at back and neck pain together and found that actual acupuncture was more helpful than either no acupuncture or simulated acupuncture.
Acupuncturist have said that chronic back pain is the main reason their patients come in for treatment, however it’s definitely not the only thing acupuncture helps with. Weight loss is also another reason people seek this form of treatment. It might not be a replacement for liposuction, but it does help with losing excessive water weight. It also helps sooth indigestion, dulls persistent headaches, boosts effectiveness of anxiety medications, and could be the answer to the end of obesity.
Would you risk getting pricked a few times to easing your aches and pains?