Stimulation of certain points in the body through the use of the needles is acupuncture. People who take acupuncture treatment do not experience pain when needles are inserted. Acupuncture is safe when carried out by well-trained person.
Clients can be safe when they use a well trained practitioner who uses non-toxic and sterile needles. Practitioners know that they should only use the needles for single use. Acupuncture is used for the treatment of chronic pain, back pain, neck pain and knee pain.
Acupuncture practitioners normally treat patients with arthritis and this helps reduce their pain. A lot of research has been carried out on the benefits of acupuncture for pain treatment and the research has shown that acupuncture does reduce pain and is good for patients.
Acupuncture can be used with other pain treatment methods and some doctors recommend this for their patients. People who suffer from headaches and migraines can benefit from using acupuncture because it will reduce their pain. Patients who suffer from migraines and headaches can use acupuncture to reduce the frequency of their headaches. Acupuncture treatment to reduce headaches and migraines is carried out through the neck, scalp, and the face.
In some cases, it is more effective than modern medicine for patients who suffer from migraines. Acupuncture does not have side effects compared to the effects that can be as a result of the use of modern medicine during migraine treatment.
Neck pain normally causes soreness, tense muscles and headaches but it can be treated through acupuncture. Acupuncture is also used for the prevention of vomiting and treatment of nausea. Recovering patients can benefit from the use of acupuncture because they will be able to get treatment for 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.
Those who have problems of insomnia and they undergo acupuncture treatment normally sleep better. 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. Another benefit of this treatment method is that it can reduce indigestion and reduce the signs of heartburn.
Acupuncture treatment is suitable for treating anxiety neurosis and anxiety disorders. People who use acupuncture treatment for anxiety can reduce their dosage of anti anxiety drugs and this will reduce the side effects of those drugs. Other benefits of acupuncture treatment can be seen in hormonal balancing, weight loss, fertility, treating skin conditions, improved vision, and to help people quit smoking etc.