The Wonders of Acupuncture

If you want a powerful boost to your immune system, consider acupuncture not only for treating disease, but preventing it as well. Research is continually demonstrating the many benefits of acupuncture especially as it relates to the immune system. One of the main functions of acupuncture is that it activates the defense systems in the body.

[blockquote align=”center” textcolor=”#78a22f”]Many people hear the word needle and decide acupuncture isn’t for them, but before you dismiss this immune-boosting option, you should know the facts. [/blockquote]

First and foremost on people’s minds are the needles, they are thin and in most cases can barely be felt except for a possible tingling or a dull ache when the needles reach their treatment location. The needles are usually manipulated either by heat, electrical impulses or gentle twirling. Second, the purpose of these needles is to regulate the flow of qi also known as vital energy on energy pathways called meridians.  Third, by unblocking energy pathways, the body is able to defend against disease as long as other healthy lifestyle habits are in place.

Acupuncture may improve the following conditions according to the Mayo Clinic:

  • Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Labor pain
  • Low back pain
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Migraines
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Dental pain
  • Tennis elbow

Although acupuncture is traditionally known for pain relief, according to the journal of Autonomic and Neuroscience, “…increasing clinical evidences support that electro-acupuncture (EA) treatment is effective for various immunological diseases including allergic disorders, infections, autoimmune diseases and immunodifficiency-syndromes.”

Acupuncture has been proven to have a strong effect in enhancing immune-cell function in the body, even in those with compromised immune systems.

Consider acupuncture as another weapon in your arsenal, both for treating and preventing disease.

3 thoughts on “The Wonders of Acupuncture”

  1. It caught my attention when you said that acupuncture can actually treat headaches, menstrual cramps, and low back pains. I will share this with my sister because she has always been in pain when she has her period. There are times that she has to be out from work due to excruciating menstrual cramps. What she wants is to find a pain relief solution, so I’m sure that she will be glad to consider all your tips.

  2. Thanks for letting me know that acupuncture can help to boost your immune system. I had no idea that acupuncture could have so many benefits. I’ve been having some issues with anxiety, and I’m starting to think that maybe acupuncture could help with that too.

  3. What you said about how acupuncture can be used to treat migraines was really interesting to me. I have been getting some splitting headaches in the past couple of weeks, and I just have to hide in my bedroom with the lights off to get any kind of relief. It seems like it would be a good idea for me to find a chiropractor that can perform acupuncture and see if that helps me.

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