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The Many Benefits of Acupuncture

BH Blog Feb 2021

If you suffer from headaches, body pain, emotional lows, chronic stress, digestive disturbances, and sleep issues; acupuncture may be right for you!

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a holistic health technique that has be around for centuries, and seems to becoming more well known for improving and maintaining health. It is a technique that stems from Chinese medicine, using needles to stimulate various points on the body. The thin needles are tapped into the skin to open up meridians and create flow in stagnant energy. The puncture is very light, shallow, and nearly painless.

The Benefits of Acupuncture

Acupuncture has been known to help a number of health issues. Below are some issues that acupuncture may help to improve:

  1. Pain– Acupuncture is known to help muscle pain (as well as spasms), back pain, neck pain, knee pain, and inflammation in the joints.
  2. Headaches– Acupuncture has been known to help individuals who suffer from tension headaches as well as those who suffer from migraines.
  3. Cognition Booster– Individuals suffering from a decline in cognitive function have used acupuncture to improve walking, handwriting, etc. It has been known to help individuals with various neurological issues.
  4. Sleep– Many who suffer from insomnia have benefited from acupuncture. Acupuncture coupled with herbs can especially help those with sleep issues.
  5. Motherhood– Acupuncture has been known to help with pregnancy, labor, and postpartum challenges. It has been known to help balance hormones as well as alleviate stress and pain. Many mothers have reported feeling better postpartum both mentally and physically.
  6. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)– PCOS is a disorder that can cause reproductive issues. Acupuncture can improve blood flow to the areas of the ovaries and other reproductive organs. It has also been known to help balance hormones. Learn more about PCOS here.

Finding a Trained Practitioner

It is crucial when searching for an acupuncturist, to find one that is a trained practitioner. A trained practitioner will know which areas of the body are needing stimulation. When a practitioner treats, the points are typically located where the nerve enters a muscle, in the middle of a muscle, or where a muscle and bone meet. Finding a well-trained acupuncturist can impact your body in so many positive ways!


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