Acupuncture is used to stimulate the nervous system to release chemicals to improve the body’s own energy and balance, which results in stimulating its natural healing abilities and promote physical and emotional well-being.
Acupuncture is often associated with pain control, but it also has much broader benefits. It can be effectively used to support the treatment of other medical and surgical disorders. The World Health Organization recognizes the use of acupuncture in the treatment of a wide range of medical problems, including:
- Digestive disorders: gastritis and hyperacidity, spastic colon, constipation, diarrhea
- Respiratory disorders: sinusitis, sore throat, bronchitis, asthma, recurrent chest infections
- Neurological and muscular disorders: headaches, facial tics, neck pain, rib neuritis, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, various forms of tendinitis, low back pain, sciatica, osteoarthritis
- Urinary, menstrual, and reproductive problems
Acupuncture is particularly useful in resolving physical problems related to tension and stress and emotional conditions.