Acupuncture has been used for centuries for treatment in China. The benefits of acupuncture have been recognized by modern medication in the past few decades and are now being integrated into western medical practices.
Acupuncture is the use of hair-thin, sterilized needles inserted into points around the body to affect the body’s energy flow and circulation studies have shown that acupuncture can increase the release of endorphins (the body’s natural painkiller), it can manage the pain and pain conditions without the use of drugs or surgery.
The WHO (World Health Organization) has recognized acupuncture to be effective for over 50 different conditions, the most common effectively treated with acupuncture are:
- Headaches and migraines
- Depression and anxiety
- Muscle tension
- Digestive issue
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Painful menses and irregular menses
- Weight loss