Acupuncture is primarily used to treat a large variety of common physical ailments, including pain, circulatory problems, cardiovascular problems, digestive system disorders, urogenital disorders, gynecological and obstetric disorders, skin conditions, and musculoskeletal disorders.
Acupuncture can also be used to treat psychological conditions, such as depression and addiction.
Additionally, acupuncture can strengthen the immune system and improve your energy.
Does Acupuncture Hurt?
No. Although the idea of many needles going into the body can be daunting, the feeling is more similar to a gentle ache, and most people find the process soothing.
How Does Acupuncture Work?
According to traditional Chinese medicine, life energy, or “qi”, flows through specific channels in the body, forming energy center points and paths. Those channels can become blocked, or the body may not have enough qi, causing physical or psychological symptoms.
The needles used in acupuncture work to clear these blockages and encourage normal flow of qi throughout the body. Cupping and massage therapy are commonly used in conjunction with acupuncture to form part of a holistic healing process.
How Will I Be Diagnosed?
Acupuncturists use several techniques to form a medical opinion. They examine the patient’s medical history, look closely at the tongue, and examine the body (in particular, the face).
Acupuncture can be a highly effective treatment option, particularly when combined with other holistic medical practices. The drug-free benefits of acupuncture make it an appealing treatment option for anybody who is interested in holistically healing his or her body.
Focused on prevention of disease and pain as well as healing, this traditional Chinese medical practice has been around for at least 2000 years, making one of the oldest medical practices in the world. In recent years, acupuncture has spread to many parts of the world and has become a well-known and valued treatment option.
For more information on how acupuncture can help you, contact Mantra Wellness Centre today.