Sunday, 10 July 2011

10 Major Health Conditions That Can Be Treated by Acupuncture

The traditional Chinese treatment called the acupuncture is done by the insertion or manipulation of thin acupuncture needles to distinct points of the body. It has many benefits in our overall well being as it promotes good health. It not only enhances the body systems' functions but it can also treat alarming health conditions.
Acupuncture directly works with the body's energy channels, known as the meridians. When these meridians are clogged, the body becomes more prone to suffer from certain illnesses. The good thing is that the acupuncture needles restore and unclog these meridians. This will enable the energy flow and the blood circulation of the body to be normalized and balanced. 
Here are 10 major health conditions that can be treated and prevented by acupuncture.
1. Insomnia or Sleep Disorder
Insomnia may be brought by daily stress or anxiety, depression, irregular work schedules, environmental changes, medications, drugs and alcohol, or other medical conditions such as asthma, chronic pain, hyperthyroidism, arthritis, etc. It should be approached with acupuncture.
2. Headaches
It is proven that acupuncture alleviates any type of headache. Headache is classified into two: primary and secondary. Primary headaches are not caused by other health conditions while the secondary headaches are resulted by such, including sinus disease, allergies, dental problems, head injury or brain tumors.
3. Infertility
The inability to get pregnant after a year of intercourse is called the infertility. It is categorized into two types: primary and secondary. Primary infertility happens to those who haven't got previous pregnancy. Secondary infertility is the case when a woman has been pregnant before. This health condition can be treated by the acupuncture therapy.
4. Neck and Shoulder Pain
Acupuncture is an effective remedy for neck and shoulder problems. Neck and shoulder muscle stiffness and tension are the common concerns by the people who work in the office.
5. Urinary Infections
This may be caused by sexually transmitted diseases, catheters or tubes that are placed in the bladder, sexual intercourse, diabetes, or diaphragm use. Acupuncture can help in correcting this matter.
6. Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Acupuncture is a good approach in treating this health condition. Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS may be the result of improper diet, chronic stress, bacteria, hormones, etc.
7. Obesity and Weight Control
When patients gone through acupuncture, they will feel sudden reduce in their appetite.
8. Stress, Anxiety and Depression
Acupuncture makes you feel relaxed and relieved from your everyday stress, anxiety or depression.
9. Sinus Problems
This is usually caused by viral or fungal infections, air pollutants, damp weather, fever or seasonal allergic problems. It can be treated by acupuncture.
10. Arthritis
Acupuncture helps alleviate most kinds of pain including arthritic pain.


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