Many people have heard about acupuncture and the first comment is usually “Stick needles in me? No way!” And I tell you that’s also my first expression. But after I’ve tried it, it really did wonders on my body.
Acupuncture is one of the oldest holistic approaches known to man. It is believed to restore the energy flow through your body. Acupuncture involves inserting thin needles in key parts of your body and is known to provide relief for a variety of health conditions. Here are some common reasons why you should try acupuncture.
Lower Back Pain Relief
Did you know that lower back pain, or lumbar pain, is widely considered to be the number one reason for workplace absenteeism in the United States? There are several ways in which one can relief lower back pain, from resorting to NSAIDs and trying the services of a skilled chiropractor to acupuncture.
An experienced and highly trained acupuncturist can help you manage your lower back pain in a timely manner. Acupuncture can reduce inflammation and it promotes a healthy and efficient blood flow through your body (and especially through the lower limbs) and it also stimulates the production of endorphins, which are naturally occurring hormones that act as natural pain relievers.
Stress, also dubbed as the “Silent Killer”, can slowly destroy you from inside out, if you do not manage it properly. Acupuncture is one of the numerous ways in which you can ward off the side effects of stress, as this ancient technique is known to stimulate the production of serotonin (which is known as the Happiness Hormone), in addition to that of endorphins.
Regulate the Menstrual Cycle
Menstruation can be rather painful at times, and the pain is often so intense that not even the over-the-counter drugs can help you control it. If you are committed to treating yourself naturally and without using any synthetic drugs, then look no further than acupuncture, as this efficient centuries-old technique is known to regulate the menstrual cycle while relieving the painful cramps associated with it.