Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical procedure used to treat people. And today it is still in existence and even quite popular among Chinese and people everywhere. There is also an ongoing debate about the efficacy of acupuncture. The good news for those who believe in it and have experienced it first hand, is that there are scientifically proven benefits from acupuncture.
These benefits are backed by science. That should give acupuncture more credibility as a medical procedure. This should start to convince those who have negative opinion about alternative methods of treatment.
Effective against back pain…
Scientific studies have shown that acupuncture can relieve back pain. The study simulated acupuncture without the use of needles and discovered that back pain is reduced by about 15 percent. They compared this to actual acupuncture where needles are used and observed that the result is better. When compared to effects of pain killers, acupuncture proved to be much more effective in relieving pain. Acupuncture also does well compared to chiropractic medicine when treating back pains.
Makes drugs more effective…
It would seem that acupuncture can really help people who seem to be unaffected by drugs. A scientific study has shown that acupuncture can make drugs more effective. This also means that with acupuncture you can reduce the amount of medicine you take and get the same effects as taking the full amount. This is great since too much drugs can damage internal organs such as the liver and kidney.
Effective against headaches and migraines…
Acupuncture is a great alternative to aspirin when you suffer from headaches and migraines. Even in ancient China, a headache is treated using this ancient medicine and is well documented. Scientific studies have shown that regular acupuncture can keep headaches at bay. No need to depend on pills and capsules to deal with migraines.
Counter Radiation Effects
Radiation therapy is a popular treatment for cancer. However, it comes with side effects due to radiation. Patients have been observed to experience nausea during radiation therapy. With acupuncture this harmful effects can be lessened effectively. Radiation therapy on the head also causes dry mouth. With acupuncture this effect is alleviated making the patient feel nothing even when the amount of saliva is the same when they experienced dry mouth.
No one can deny the stress relieving effects of acupuncture. The needles that pierce the acupuncture points are able to release the toxins in the body that induces stress and anxiety. And the effects combined with therapeutic massage are dramatic.
These are the good things that we can get from acupuncture. And science can back it up. Today we have more alternative medical treatments that are increasingly being accepted by more people. If you’ve had experience with acupuncture and would like to share the benefits, please feel free to leave a comment below.