Acupuncture: how it works and what its benefits are

What is acupuncture?


Acupuncture involves inserting thin needles through your skin into certain areas of your body. It is commonly used to treat pain, but is also used for overall well-being as well as stress management.

Traditional Chinese medicine explains acupuncture as a technique for balancing the flow of energy or life force – known as qi or qi – that is believed to flow through certain pathways in your body. By inserting needles at certain points along these paths your energy flow will be balanced.

Acupuncture is mainly used to relieve discomfort associated with various diseases and conditions. Modern research proves the effects of acupuncture on the nervous system, endocrine and immune systems, cardiovascular and digestive systems. By stimulating different body systems, acupuncture can help in the process of resolving pain, improving sleep, digestive function and a sense of well-being.

Hundreds of clinical studies on the benefits of acupuncture show that it successfully treats conditions ranging from musculoskeletal problems (back pain, neck pain and others) to nausea, migraines, anxiety and depression, allergies, insomnia and hypertension


What are the benefits of acupuncture?


If you are considering acupuncture for the first time, here are some of the health benefits you can enjoy if you are receiving acupuncture treatment:

  • Acupuncture reduces stress
  • Reduced back and joint pain
  • Headache relief
  • Improved vision
  • Better sleep
  • Helps with allergies
  • Controls blood pressure
  • Increases energy
  • Reduces digestive problems

If you are interested and want to experience the benefits of acupuncture, make an appointment at Synergy Fitness & Spa and forget about the pain!  😊