Are you curious about acupuncture? You’re not the only one. If you’re one of the many people who are considering acupuncture, here are 5 things you should know.
It does not hurt.
When people hear the word “needle”, they automatically think of injection or blood draw needles. Acupuncture needles bear no resemblance to injections or blood draw needles. Acupuncture needles are the width of a strand of hair and are flexible, they bend when you touch them
It is not just for pain.
It is true that acupuncture can relieve back pain, headaches, neck pain, shoulder pain, leg pain, and any other pain you can think of. Acupuncture can also alleviate digestive problems, allergies, insomnia, stress and anxiety, asthma, and many other conditions.
It is not a one-shot deal.
Acupuncture works cumulatively, each treatment builds on the next treatment. If your condition is acute, you will need approximately 6-8 treatments. If your condition is chronic (3 months or more), you will need approximately 8 to 12 treatments.
It has great side effects.
Acupuncture does have side effects. Many people who seek acupuncture for one condition, may experience additional benefits. The five most common side effects of acupuncture are: better sleep, more energy, mental clarity, better digestion, and feeling less stress.
Many believe for healthcare to be effective, it must be validated by clinical trials, this is not necessarily true. However, there are numerous acupuncture clinical trials results available on the internet. Some clinical trail say acupuncture works, some say it’s no better than placebo, some say it’s worse. This does not mean acupuncture doesn’t work. If acupuncture does not work, millions of people (at least 1 in 10) would not be receiving acupuncture today.
Acupuncture is usually not the first form for healthcare you think of. Most doctors, as well as some family, and friends regard mainstream medicine as the only acceptable form of healthcare. Acupuncture, although becoming more popular, is still not yet considered the norm. Many have stepped out of the norm and found acupuncture to be effective in relieving their condition. For more information on acupuncture click here
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