Acupuncture treatments are used to strengthen your physical body, prevent disease, control pain, and achieve longevity. You will find the aim, as practiced in oriental medicine in general, is not limited to ridding or relieving symptoms. The larger picture is to increase both the quality of your life and your ability to function.
Studies indicate that acupuncture influences the central and peripheral nervous systems. Evidence shows it releases endorphins from the brain which makes acupuncture particularly effective in pain control. Among a host of factors, acupuncture affects sugar, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels in the blood, the functioning of the gastrointestinal system, the activity of the endocrine system and reproductive system. Acupuncture works with the body, harmonizing, and balancing energy. It improves circulation and allows the body to heal itself more quickly and more completely.
The World Health Organization recognizes the use of acupuncture in the treatment of a wide range of medical problems, including:
Digestive disorders: Gastritis and hyperacidity, spastic colon, constipation, diarrhea
Respiratory disorders: Sinusitis, sore throat, bronchitis, asthma, recurrent chest infections
Neurological and muscular disorders: Headaches, facial tics, neck pain, rib neuritis, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, various forms of tendinitis, low back pain, sciatica, osteoarthritis
Urinary, menstrual, and reproductive problems