Most people are attracted to acupuncture. There has been a huge increase in the number of people suffering from back and joint problems, and in the search for a cure, acupuncture is proving to be a great light ahead. Let us tell you today what are the benefits of acupuncture and how many diseases it is an effective treatment for.
First, find out what acupuncture is
Acupuncture is an alternative method of treatment. Thin needles are used for this. These needles are inserted deep into the body at certain specific points. When the needles are well placed, they can increase neurotransmitters.
These transmitters are also called enkephalins and endorphins. It reduces the feeling of pain. When an acupuncture needle is inserted, it helps produce cortisol, which reduces inflammation. For effective results, acupuncture is used alone or in combination with several other treatments.
There are many benefits of acupuncture and here are 3 of them:
1 Acupuncture relieves pain in the body
According to dr. To Vinod Kumari, Deputy Chief Health Officer, Jindal Naturecure Institute, the whole world is trying to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. Cases of stiffness in the lower back, hips, neck and shoulders are increasing due to long working hours at home. However, pain relievers or OTC (over the counter) medications can be helpful in providing some pain relief.
But these drugs control the symptoms without treating the actual cause of the pain. Acupuncture works to regulate energy in the body. Acupuncture can be a safe treatment method for people suffering from bone or muscle pain (rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, myofascial pain, fibromyalgia, etc.).
Acupuncture is also effective in type 2 diabetes
As shocking as it sounds, it’s actually true that acupuncture can help prevent type 2 diabetes. Scientists at Edith Cowan University report that this technique helps protect “pre-diabetic” people from diabetes.
People who had elevated blood sugar levels experienced improvements in several key markers of diabetes after undergoing acupuncture therapy. Such markers include fasting plasma glucose, two-hour plasma glucose, and glycated hemoglobin, with an overall greater decrease in the incidence of prediabetes.
3 Acupuncture also improves mental health
Various studies have shown that depression symptoms can be improved by combining acupuncture with medication. Additionally, acupuncture works for headaches, migraines and overall stress relief.
An acupuncture treatment will reduce stress hormones and help balance your mood to reduce anxiety and promote feelings of happiness. Not only do the needles work to heal your body, but the healing session is soothing and relaxing.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has compiled a list of health problems for which acupuncture can be beneficial.
- rheumatoid arthritis
- Tennis elbow (tennis elbow is an injury in which the tendons (tissue that connects muscles to bones) in the elbow become painful. It mainly occurs in people whose major work is related to the elbow and wrist.)
- A sprain
- back pain
- stiff neck
- pain in the face