When thin needles are used to stimulate certain points in the body it is called acupuncture. Even though acupuncture treatment involves insertion of needles it is not a painful process. Acupuncture treatment should be be done by a well-trained person and this will ensure the safety of the process.
The needles that are used for acupuncture must be non-toxic and sterile and this is knowledge that well trained practitioners will use. The needles are also meant for single-use by practitioners. Patients who use acupuncture normally get relief from pain especially if they suffer from chronic pain, back pain, neck pain, and knee pain.
Acupuncture is also suitable for people who suffer from arthritis. Acupuncture is an effective treatment method for pain according to research that has been carried out on patients who undergo acupuncture and compared to those who don’t.
Patients may have other treatments methods that they use but their doctors may also recommend acupuncture. Patients who suffer from migraines and headache normally benefit from acupuncture because it reduces their headaches. Acupuncture is beneficial for the reduction of frequency of migraines and headaches. Acupuncture treatment to reduce headaches and migraines is carried out through the neck, scalp, and the face.
Patients who suffer from migraines respond differently to modern medicine and some have found acupuncture to be more effective than modern medicine. When a patient uses modern medicine, there’s always the risk of side effects but this is not experienced when one does acupuncture.
Neck pain normally causes soreness, tense muscles and headaches but it can be treated through acupuncture. People who have problems with nausea and vomiting can benefit from acupuncture treatment. Acupuncture is useful for treating recovering patients who may experience nausea and vomiting. Patients who are undergoing chemotherapy can benefit from the use of acupuncture if they have nausea on the day of the chemotherapy treatment.
It has been found to be effective for the treatment of insomnia. Acupuncture helps in the release of a chemical that induces sleep. People who want to stop taking sleeping pills can benefit from acupuncture treatment because it will aid in their sleep. One can reduce indigestion and heartburn by undergoing an acupuncture treatment.
Acupuncture treatment is suitable for treating anxiety neurosis and anxiety disorders. Acupuncture treatment can be used together with anti anxiety drugs and this will help reduce the dependence on anti anxiety drugs and reduce the dosage as well. Acupuncture can also be used for hormonal balancing, weight loss, fertility, treating skin conditions, improved vision, and to help people quit smoking etc.