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Many people often find it difficult to rest and relax because of the fast-paced modern lifestyle. One of the most effective ways to minimize fatigue and body aches is through acupuncture therapy.

Acupuncture therapy is a holistic healing technique that stimulates specific trigger points in the body through narrow needles. It might appear scary, but this technique has been a part of traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years and has helped people restore mind-body balance.

Here is your guide to acupuncture therapy with all its uses and benefits.

What Is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a minimally invasive technique to stimulate nerve-rich areas in the body by inserting needles. This insertion aims to produce a tiny injury, which causes little to no discomfort, to influence glands, organs, tissues, and other body parts. This stimulates the immune system, enhancing healing and pain modulation and promoting circulation in the skin.

What Does It Do?

an acupuncture therapist inserting needles

Acupuncture therapy is used for a variety of reasons. It reduces the signs and symptoms of chronic headaches, sinus pressure, fatigue, and muscle aches.

It also helps to reduce symptoms of:

  • Allergies
  • Migraines
  • Hypertension
  • Morning sickness and nausea
  • Insomnia
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Chronic pain
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Sprains
  • Nerve damage
  • Back pain

Benefits of Acupuncture Therapy

Acupuncture therapy helps to restore the natural balance of the body.

The philosophy behind acupuncture is that the life force or “qi” should flow freely throughout the body’s channels. If this life force is disrupted, it can lead to illnesses, discomfort, and pain.

Acupuncture helps to stimulate the trigger points in the body to de-clog any blockages that could be jamming this life force.

Here are some benefits of acupuncture therapy.

  • It helps manage chronic pain, headaches, and migraines
  • It is a natural and holistic treatment that doesn’t involve using any medication
  • People can comfortably combine acupuncture with different forms of treatments
  • It targets a range of health concerns
  • It has very few side effects

That said, according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), acupuncture should not be considered a replacement for professional medical help.

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