Most people have heard about acupuncture—the holistic healing technique has been around over 2,500 years! Some people don’t realize acupuncture is beneficial for more than just chronic pain, headaches, and migraines.
At the Acupuncture and Wellness Centers we meet people with various physical concerns. Our experienced practitioners use acupuncture to help patients of all ages improve their quality of life, feel better, and move better. Keep reading if you’ve ever wondered whether acupuncture could address your health needs.
10 Surprising Conditions That Can Benefit from Acupuncture
It’s not fully clear how acupuncture works. According to a leading Westernized theory, acupuncture needles stimulate the release of soothing and pain-relieving chemicals in the body via the central nervous system. In the traditional Eastern theory, the healing benefits of acupuncture come from inserting needles into specific pressure points. These pressure points are found along 12 different energy pathways throughout the body called meridians.
We don’t have to wait for scientific research to make sense of how acupuncture works, because we already have evidence the technique is safe and effective for many ailments!
Here’s just one example:
In 2009, a systematic review and meta-analysis of 46 randomized controlled trials was published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. This meta-analysis determined that acupuncture is safe and effective for alleviating insomnia. Some evidence even suggests that acupuncture is better at improving sleep quality and duration compared with medications. Unlike medications, acupuncture has minimal to no side effects.
In addition to insomnia, here are nine other conditions we’ve managed at our clinics using acupuncture and other therapies:
- Infertility (supported as a potential treatment for infertility by the American Pregnancy Association)
- Morning sickness during pregnancy
- Autoimmune diseases including lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and Sjogren’s syndrome
- Digestive problems including irritable bowel syndrome, heartburn, and constipation
- Depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other mental health conditions
- Stroke, Belly’s palsy, and other conditions related to neurological health
- Weight loss
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Acupuncture is overwhelmingly safe, especially when provided by experienced and licensed professionals like Dr. Frank Ly and Dr. Orlando Ly. Acupuncture is an appealing choice for anyone frustrated by a lack of progress with conventional treatment for their health conditions. Acupuncture is sometimes a perfect alternative to invasive procedures or expensive medications.
Many of our patients treated for chronic pain in the knee, neck, back, hip, or shoulder report other health issues also start to improve after beginning acupuncture treatments!
Would You Like to Enhance Your Well-Being Naturally? Schedule a Huntsville Acupuncture Appointment Today
Interested in a Huntsville acupuncture appointment? Contact the Acupuncture & Wellness Centers to schedule a consultation and to learn about our other holistic healing techniques, including cupping, moxibustion, and electrical stimulation. We also provide our services to the Memphis, Jackson, and Nashville TN communities. Call us today!