Who Benefits from Acupuncture
Patients who seeks Acupuncture are mainly those who suffer long standing chronic problems such as back and neck pain, headaches and migraines, arthritis, cancer, neurological disorders, anxiety and depression.
Conventional healthcare providers are beginning to view acupuncture as an effective complementary modality to conventional care, and its use is being recommended more and more. Acupuncture is also gaining reputation for efficacy, a drug and surgery free option for many patients.
Acupuncture influences health in the following ways:
- Treats various medical disorders
- prevents illness
- promotes health and a sense of well-being.
Commonly treated conditions according to World Health Organisation (W.H.O.) include breathing difficulties, digestive problems, disorders of the nervous system and painful mensuration. An extensive review of studies has shown that acupuncture has been proven successful in:
- Neruological and Muscular Pain. Examples of pain producing conditions that respond favourably to acupuncture include arthritis, myofacscail pain syndrome, dental pain, neck and low back pain, sciatica , carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia.
- headaches and migraines
- nausea associated with chemotherapy
- substance abuse problems, such as those related to cocaine, heroine and nicotine.
- Respiratory: Asthma, hay fevers, allergies, bronchitis, sore throat, sinusitis, respiratory problems
- Digestive disorders: IBS, constipation, diarrhoea, ulcerative collitis
- Gynaecology: infertility, PMT and menstrual problems, menopause, impotence
- Urogenital disease: cystitis
- Dermatology: skin conditions, eczema, urticaria
- Addiction: smoking, drugs and alcohol addiction, weight reduction
- Mental & emotional illness: Tension, stress, insomnia, depression, anxiety & panic attack, lack of energy, Chronic fatigue syndrome, M.E.
Tinnitus and other problems not relieved by conventional medicine
Whilst it is not being suggested that Acupuncture provides a cure for all problems, there is sufficient evidence that, if appropriately used, it can successfully complement conventional treatments to provide the best healthcare available.
Additional benefits are faster recovery from injuries, decreased symptoms of stress and improved circulation. It benefits the strengthening of the immune system which through treatment is better able to withstand colds, minor infections and flu.
Acupuncture treats both the physical presentation and the underlying cause. There is evidence in Science that mind and body are connected. Acupuncture is a medicine that focuses on the individual as a whole, rather than just the symptoms or condition in isolation, to restore health and well being. It restores our innate healing abilities that often became exhausted through a number of factors like, living a life of excess, drinking too much, excessive emotional reactions, working too hard. Balance in all things is considered the key to good health and long life. Acupuncture's main strength is the ability to encourage significant change, through holistic approach to health.