The benefits of acupuncture
Of all the natural treatments available out there, acupuncture – an ancient Chinese therapy that involves using tiny needles – is one of the most studied and has proven success for a wide array of medical concerns. Traditional practitioners say these special needles work with your natural energy channels to either calm or energize different parts of the body and help the body heal itself. Modern scientific research confirms that these energy channels do work and that acupuncture works with the body’s nervous system.
Acupuncture shouldn’t hurt; in fact, most people find it the opposite. “They leave feeling really relaxed and calm; it’s a natural byproduct of the treatment,” says Angela Foran, a doctor of traditional Chinese medicine from Vancouver.
Here are five different conditions that you might consider trying acupuncture for: