Acupuncture is a drug free healing art, which has helped millions of people for thousands of years. It originated in China about four thousand years ago and due to its usefulness, today, it is being used worldwide to treat many ailments. Acupuncture is based on maintaining the energy balance throughout the body. Acupuncturists unblock the flow of vital energy by inserting hair thin needles in specific body points. Acupuncture has also been showed to raise Serotonin to help with mood and the White Bloods Cells to help with inflammation in the body.

As Acupuncture is a drug free therapy, there are no side effects. This is the reason why many people are turning to the acupuncture to treat their illness.
Acupuncturists believe that, when the energy flow is blocked or disrupted it results in aches, pains and illness. Through needle insertions, acupuncturists unblock the flow of energy, and it regulates the bodies’ natural ability to heal itself. Needle insertion increases a level of endorphins, which is a natural pain relief hormone. This way, it reduces the need of medical intervention and drug consumption for pain relief. Acupuncture for pain relieving has its long lasting advantages. Acupuncture proves immensely beneficial to relieve body aches and pains irrespective of age and gender of the person.

Apart from treating illness, acupuncture is beneficial to treat the various health issues during pregnancy and hormonal care. During each step, from pregnancy to labor and postpartum, acupuncture is the safe, beneficial and results oriented remedy.

Many women suffer from the morning sickness, back pain, nausea, headache, vomiting, pelvic pain, depression, anxiety, insomnia, heartburn, leg cramps and various such other health issues, during and after pregnancy. Treatment of Acupuncture for pregnancy is safe, because it cures health issues without exposing a mother and yet-to-born child to the chemical based drugs. Acupuncture reduces the labor duration and even lessens the Baby Blues symptoms. It is equally beneficial to solve many breastfeeding concerns.

Acupuncture can be used to treat infants’ health problems like diarrhea, sinus, skin rashes, ear, throat, nose infections, fevers, colic, asthma, etc. Though it hard to see your baby being treated with needles, acupuncture needles are hair thin, and the process is much more gentle than the routine vaccinations. Babies do not have needle phobia like most of the elders. So, you might observe that your baby is actually enjoying the process. Acupuncture fastens the postpartum healing process and improvises the overall health of a baby and mother, as well.

People, who are experiencing infertility, acupuncture treatment is immensely useful for them, as well. Acupuncture regulates the body’s own functioning. Irregular ovulation and menstrual cycle, blockage of sperms ducts are some of the contributing factors to infertility. Acupuncture reduces the intensity of such irregularities by balancing the flow of vital energy in the body. Acupuncture treatment, coupled with the herbal medicines, proves most beneficial to improvise the reproductive system of both, men and women.

Instead of replacing body’s own natural healing system, acupuncture promotes and compliments it. It maintains the harmony with the natural process. This leads to long lasting results and improvement in health without any risky medications.

Author's Bio: 

Sabrina Silins Acupuncture promotes & TCM specialist has 10+ years experience providing care for the whole family in Edmonton, Alberta. Specialties: Nutritional, Hormonal, Physical, Mental & Spiritual care