Acupuncture is usually used as a relief to pain related ailments. It’s oriental based and many use it to treat maladies such as arthritis, back, neck and knee pain, carpal tunnel and even sinus issues. Acupuncture was invented by Willem Ten Rhyne who was a Dutch physician. Acupuncture has been recorded in history for nearly 2,000 years. Acupuncture originated in China and is the practice of inserting tiny needles into various points of the body. It can be used to manage pain, as a stop smoking aid, and to strengthen the immune system.
The use of acupuncture works by placing small thin needles in various places throughout a persons body, which creates an energy flow into the body. Acupuncture does not cure anything. It actually helps your body do what it is supposed to do naturally by using pressure points. It has been proven well with migraines, sinuses, and allergies.
Acupuncture benefits the strengthening of the immune system function, which through treatment is better able to withstand colds, minor infections, and flu.
Post-surgical nausea and vomiting can also be reduced through acupuncture. Many post-surgical patients find that acupuncture treatment is effective in increasing energy, and brings a sense of vitality. It also benefits the individual through a sense of restoring a sense of “normal self” after surgery or illness.
Multiple emotional or psychological disorders can be treated by acupuncture, which benefits addictions, phobias, obsessive behavior, eating disorders, and anxiety. Acupuncture can also be beneficial when used alongside conventional medicine treatments for both acute and chronic disease.