Acupuncture are ancient Chinese medical procedures that involve the stimulation of anatomical locations on or in the skin by a variety of techniques, thin metal needles, moxibustion or other millenary techniques.
These needles are inserted anatomically in defined locations in the body, which affects its function. Acupuncturists assert that these points correspond to the areas on the surface of the body that have a greater electrical conductance.
Chronic pain is undoubtedly one of the most common reasons why people seek acupuncture therapy, but here are other reasons scientifically studied that this technique can relieve.
Acupuncture seems to be a useful tool to improve the pregnancy rate. This technique can reduce the stress hormones that promote infertility, increase blood flow to the uterus (this helps to have a thick uterine wall, making fertility easier), regulates the menstrual cycle which makes family planning easier. Acupuncture is also indicated for women who suffer from a hormonal imbalance called polycystic ovary syndrome and strengthens the immune system, thus preventing disease and weakness that can reduce the chances of fertility.
The use of acupuncture therapy to relieve chronic back pain is one of the main reasons why people visit clinics. Acupuncture not only causes the body to release natural painkillers, it can also change a patient’s pain perception, thereby relieving symptoms
Acupuncture treatments aimed at different parts of the body can relieve different types of stress, anxiety and depression by increasing the efficiency of medications.
The practice of acupuncture also reduces the side effects of the drug, which may include nausea, weight gain, difficulty maintaining an erection, delayed ejaculation and a decrease in sexual appetite.
Very effective in sexual problems both female and male.
Improves digestion, especially helping pregnant women and people with heartburn.
Cancer patients with radiation treatment are prone to suffer a variety of side effects. However, it has been found that acupuncture may have some effect on the perception of the severity of these effects, particularly for nausea and dry mouth, common conditions in some patients receiving radiotherapy.
It should be clarified that Acupuncture does not relieve symptoms, but it does help improve the patient’s quality of life after treatment, it will be easier for the patient to recover.
It helps to relieve and prevent migraines or headaches and the symptoms they cause in addition to pain.
Acupuncture therapy performed regularly is effective in preventing or reducing the intensity of tension headaches (tension headaches) and migraines. This technique is also an effective treatment for existing or persistent headaches for days, the so-called chronic ones.
According to studies, needles send signals to the brain to adjust the levels of these neurotransmitters. In studies in people with frequent tension headaches, it was found that almost half of the patients who received acupuncture had a 50% decrease in the number of days they had headaches, compared with 16% in study participants who received painkillers and other routine care.
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