Things you need to know about acupuncture

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Acupuncture treatment is gaining popularity and confidence amongst the people due to its efficacy and less side effects. Its horizons are spreading to almost all the diseases. When this is the scenario it is always better to know the facts about this alternative treatment method. Here are all the facts related to acupuncture.

Every year on October 24th the world celebrates ‘Acupuncture Day.’ This has been in practice since 2002. However its history is even beyond 2002 and ages as it was in practice since ages. This has been part of medical history since 4000 years.

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What is acupuncture?

To say in single sentence it uses the energy present in the body to treat different types of diseases. As part of the acupuncture treatment process sterilized needles are used. They are pierced on acupuncture points which are responsible for dispersing energy to different vital parts in the body. These energy points or acupuncture points are spread throughout the body.

This is highly effective in curing different kinds of pains, vomiting, and nausea and also after effects of paralysis stroke. Based on the diseases the acupuncture points are selected and needles are pierced accordingly. Many people are under the impression that lot much pain is associated with this treatment process which is just illusion. The patient never experiences pain other than the pain caused during piercing of the needle.

Benefits of acupuncture: Lot many benefits are associated with acupuncture.  The only precaution to take after acupuncture treatment is to take rest and drink more water. Here we go with acupuncture benefits.

Many patients have expressed increased energy after going for acupuncture.

It enhances the nerve system and revitalizes it as it targets the acupuncture points which depend more on nerve system.

It increases the blood flow in the body.

It also releases in built anti-inflammatory enzymes to fight body pains naturally.

It also expands the compressed muscles.

It reduces the severity of pain and also lessens the responsiveness of the body to pain by energizing the pain points.

It is highly effective to treat anxiety, stress and other psychological imbalances.

It even reduces the swelling caused due to pains and other types of injuries.

It helps the body to regain its lost energies and stamina.

Side effects of acupuncture:

To be more precise there are no side effects associated with this treatment that runs for long time unless some wrong goes during the treatment process. The only natural condition that can be noticed is pain. Anyways the side effects are as follows and these are common and they go away by them with lapse of time.

  • Lightheadedness
  • Muscle twitching
  • Soreness
  • Fatigue
  • Emotional releases.

These in general can be noticed but these are not serious problems as said above. Keeping in view this fact, it is better to go for acupuncture. It can treat many diseases with much ease and side effects.

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