Acupuncture is usually associated with the analgesic treatment of pain. Besides this fact, acupuncture has many benefits for various kinds of conditions. Listed below are some of the ways acupuncture helps in treating these common conditions.
The most common method in the United States to get sleep is through medication therapy. Sleeping pills prescribed or not are consumed by the tens of millions everyday and night making treatment for sleeping disorders a multi-billion industry. Millions suffer from sleep disorders such as trouble falling asleep, trouble maintaining sleep, trouble keeping awake and erratic sleep cycles to mention a few. Of course, medications are not really healthy options since these drugs are laden with toxins that cause harmful side effects to the body. For all intents and purposes, acupuncture is a superior alternative to medications it being an effective, natural drug-free (no side effects) treatment for sleeping problems
The circadian rhythm, which is like the body’s natural timer, when functioning normally, automatically lets the body feel sleepy when it is time to sleep. What acupuncture does is manipulate the circadian rhythm to “reset” the time to the sleeping and waking cycle best suited for the individual’s lifestyle, which may not be always sleeping in the night. Acupuncture helps allay the mind off any extreme emotions and makes the mind relax and allows the to body feel light and comfortable. This is very helpful as the mind does not go one worrying about what is going to happen the next day while one is trying to sleep.
Anovulation and irregular distressing and painful menstruation are very real problems for many women. The conventional Western answer for these problems is pill prescriptions to regulate the hormonal cycle. Many women do benefit from this approach and many likewise do not. The negative aspect of this is again the harmful side effects of the drug. While on the “pill”, most women gain weight, have diminished sexual appetite and develop mood swings to name a few.
Acupuncture is an effective way to regulate and normalize the menstrual cycle without needing to suffer from these negative side effects. Since acupuncture has the ability to balance and regulate all body functions, this ability allows the reproductive cycle and systems to function regularly and normally. The result of acupuncture treatment will be to bring the body into a healthy homeostatic balance.
An unhealthy lifestyle and/or poor blood circulation makes a person lethargic and weak. Poor diet, stress and vices such as smoking and alcohol intake or even drug abuse can really mess up the body. Acupuncture can help the person kick his substance addiction or cravings and improves blood circulation allowing the body to receive vital nourishment once more.