When it comes to deciding on a course of treatment, a Western medical doctor often asks, “Do the benefits outweigh the risks?” A licensed acupuncturist doesn’t typically need to ask this question. When performed by a qualified practitioner, acupuncture has virtually no side effects. Instead, it offers a laundry list of benefits:
- Acupuncture improves or prevents a variety of health conditions and promotes overall wellness. People tend to see benefits after sessions for headaches, weight loss, pain, fatigue, infertility, labor induction, allergies, asthma, depression, anxiety, osteoarthritis, sciatica, tennis elbow, eye problems, strokes, nausea from chemotherapy and operations, and more.
- It’s cost-effective. Western medical treatments for conditions, such as infertility, cost thousands of dollars.
- It’s painless and carries virtually no risks or side effects, like those inherent in medication or surgery.
- Acupuncture is holistic and treats the entire being, not just the symptoms. The root cause of ailment is addressed.
- It can have a positive effect on mind, body, and spirit by balancing the flow of energy, or qi.
- The ancient form of healing has over 2,000 years of clinical history, unlike new medications and procedures.
- There is no downtime or long period of recovery.
- Acupuncture can alleviate that general feeling of being “unwell,” which can’t be diagnosed or treated by conventional medicine.
- Acupuncture treats illnesses that strike nearly every system in the body. Psychological, neuromuscular, neurological, general physical, respiratory, and reproductive issues have been successfully improved or eliminated.
- Sessions can strengthen the general constitution and even enhance immunity.
- Acupuncture boosts your overall energy, vitality, and mental clarity.
- It is a potent stress reliever and leaves you with a feeling of relaxation.
- The holistic practice is extremely effective when used as an adjunct therapy to strengthen both Eastern and Western treatments.
- Many individuals who do not respond to mainstream pain medications or treatments find relief with acupuncture.
The list could continue and this is by no means a comprehensive round-up of acupuncture’s potential benefits. Keeping the pros in mind, it’s wise to consider acupuncture prior to invasive or drastic treatments. To ensure that you reap the full benefits, it’s important to see a licensed practitioner.
Have you experienced any benefits from acupuncture that aren’t listed here?