Today, there is a major shift in how people think about their well-being and health. People are devoting their time and attention on physical fitness because it can prevent any kind of illness before it manifests. Many alternative practices are becoming more mainstream nowadays such as acupuncture, essential oils, and massage.
The health benefits of acupuncture involve the relief from arthritis, pain, depression, anxiety, migraine, insomnia, nausea, and obesity. Acupuncture is the most widely used alternative medicine globally. Acupuncture is a kind of practice in which the trained professional penetrate the skin with needles at a certain part on the body. This stimulates specific nerve endings of the human body and has the ability to relieve a wide range of health conditions. Here are some of the benefits of Acupuncture:
Lower Chronic Pain
This is one of the most celebrated and common uses of acupuncture on the human body. According to the latest research on the topic, acupuncture can reduce the pain up to 17% when it is used for a number of different types of pain, but primarily focused back pain that may result from poor sleeping habits, physical stress, old injuries, pregnancy, and tightness of muscles.
Arthritis is a very painful disease that affects millions of people around the world. Unfortunately, the advantages of modern medicines don’t fix it for a longer period, which means a person has to take a strong medicine to prevent joint pain. Acupuncture provides different options for reducing the debilitating and painful effects of arthritis. In China, traditionally they believe that there are 13 meridians. The meridians correspond to main nerve endings throughout the human body that functions as receptors for impulses from parts of the body joints, knees, temples, joints. Facial muscles, etc. Inserting the needles in the meridians the nerve ends communicate with the brain and tells it to feel full or aching. This process will release the endorphins, which is normally released during stress and to block the receptors of pain.
Reduce Migraine Pain
It is the second most popular application of acupuncture which is used for the relief of headaches and migraines, both in the terms of reduction in frequency and pain relief. Some past studies have shown that the patients who are treated with acupuncture had a greater chance of showing a reduction in the pain rather than the modern medical treatment.
Vomiting and Nausea
Along with the proof that acupuncture can reduce neck pain, it has also been shown as a good tool against vomiting and nausea. To reduce vomiting and nausea there are certain acupuncture pressure points near the wrist and the underside of the forearm. Acupuncture is also effective in reducing nausea and vomiting that is caused by chemotherapy treatment.
There are no side effects of acupuncture except for soreness, and slight aching, at the point of the skin penetration. It is important to track new scientific proof about more benefits related to acupuncture. So far, this treatment has proven great benefits to millions of people.