Surprising Things Acupuncture Can Help

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For those who aren’t quite sure what acupuncture is, it’s a form of Chinese medicine in which tiny needles stimulate different points along the body, with the intent of rebalancing the yin, yang, and qui—or, in other words, energies within the body. While some people consider acupuncture pseudoscience, thousands of people point to it as the only technique that has caused them relief from chronic and unbearable conditions. A professional acupuncturist is well versed in the relationship between specific points on your body, and vital systems. Putting a needle in one region could help rebalance an organ or system on the other side of the body. If you have tried every form of modern medicine to alleviate a problem with which you struggle, it may be time to try this technique that your “earthy” friend has been talking about. Here are surprising things acupuncture can fix.

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Fatigue

The actual process of acupuncture is extremely relaxing, but most people say that they feel a burst of energy immediately after that lasts days and even weeks. If you struggle to get enough energy throughout the day, or for special activities like sports, acupuncture could help you.

Migraines

Migraine sufferers need all the help they can get, and acupuncture might be that help. The nervous system is closely tied to migraines, and acupuncture can help boost the nervous system’s natural activity.

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Insomnia

Acupuncture can realign several issues in the body that can cause insomnia. It’s very common for regular acupuncture patients to report having more restful sleep.

 

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High blood pressure

Acupuncture has been shown to reduce high blood pressure. Research has found that people who undergo just 30 minutes of the treatment a week can see a slight decrease in their blood pressure.

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Arthritis

Acupuncture can help loosen up muscles that are tight or spasming, and return a natural flow of movement to tendons and muscles around joints. This can relieve arthritis.

Procrastination

Many people report that acupuncture removes some of the sluggish feelings and mental blocks that have been preventing them from accomplishing certain tasks. Acupuncture can help some people clearly see what steps need to be taken to finish something, and give them the mental clarity to do it.

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Inducing labor

Acupuncture can actually usher on contractions that bring a baby out of a mother. Studies have found that women who undergo acupuncture spend less time in labor than other mothers.

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It can broaden your body-mind understanding

Through regular acupuncture, a lot of people report gaining a greater understanding of how every part of the body interacts with another. They become more in touch with their own bodies and are quicker to pin point why they are feeling tired, depressed, sluggish, etc.

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It can relieve stress

Acupuncture can help relieve stress immediately after the procedure, and for weeks after. The technique calms the nervous system, and it teaches many people how to recreate that relaxed state even outside of sessions.

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Digestive issues

Many people who deal with lifelong digestive struggles say that acupuncture is one of the only things that helps them. The digestive tract is very sensitive, and can be affected by issues like sleep, stress, depression and of course diet. An acupuncturist can often determine where the root of the problem lies.

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It can help with your diet

Acupuncture has its own dietary ideas, and your acupuncturist can talk to you about those. The main theory is that some people need warming foods, while some need cooling foods. Your acupuncturist will learn which food is best for you after some sessions.

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It will help with pain tolerance

Acupuncture isn’t painful, but it does involve sticking needles into your body. For many people, going through this, and becoming comfortable with miniature punctures to their body, makes them less wary of pain.

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It teaches you about the long cons

Before, you took a pill to treat symptoms, but acupuncture teaches you about getting to the root of issues. You’ll become very sensitive to how doing one thing (like indulging in this food or drinking that alcohol) can destroy all of the work you’ve done in acupuncture. You’ll begin thinking about the long con for your body in everything you do.

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Morning sickness

Many women report that acupuncture helped alleviate nausea when they were pregnant. Studies have found that many women found a significant decrease in morning vomiting after just two weeks of acupuncture.

 

 

 

 

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Dental pain

There are at least ten acupressure points that can provide immense relief to a toothache. Some toothaches are related to the digestive system, which acupuncture can help normalize.

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