Benefits of Acupuncture Treatments for Women
Whether you’re a stay-at-home mom, a corporate boss babe, an artist, or an entrepreneur, there’s no denying the fact that women today are seemingly being pulled in more directions than ever before. But, the fact is — no matter what today’s woman looks like, their basic needs haven’t changed, and if they aren’t careful, they can suffer from burnout, anxiety, depression, and a myriad of health complications that can bring down their powerhouse ship a lot quicker than you probably realize. The good news?
Studies consistently show that ancient Chinese medicine and acupuncture can help alleviate many health woes modern women face today.
Whether it’s menstrual pain, infertility, menopause, migraine headaches, chronic stress, anxiety, depression, or you are simply “not feeling right” and know something is lurking beneath the surface, acupuncture could help to balance out and restore your symptoms without risky drugs.
Also read: DIY Project: Instagram Magnets
First, what is acupuncture? And how does it work?
Acupuncture is a type of ancient East Asian Medicine that can help to relieve certain kinds of pain and treat certain medical conditions that were otherwise considered unfixable. Acupuncturists believe that certain medical conditions result from a blockage or imbalance in the natural flow of your energy channels (called “Qi”), and they work to release, unblock and thereby restore your natural Qi via your body’s main pressure points. It does this by stimulating homeostasis, which serves as your body’s internal regulation and checks and balances system.
After learning your symptoms, previous treatments, and medical history, an acupuncturist will insert fine needles (as fine as a piece of hair) into “acupuncture points,” (pressure points), which stimulate the body’s nervous system and release certain chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. Other chemicals and hormones are released in the body as a result, which can help to improve pain and other medical complaints. The treatment takes about an hour, and patients are advised to undergo at least six sessions, usually once a week.
Improves Menstrual Disorders
Chinese medicine has a long history of treating premenstrual syndrome, menstrual pain, cramps, irregular periods, PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), heavy bleeding, and amenorrhea. If you are suffering a chronic hormonal or menstrual disorders and have already sought a standard doctor, acupuncture is an effective, low cost, and side-effect-free therapy than may help to alleviate, improve, and better manage your conditions than pharmaceutical approaches.
Reduces Stress and Signs of Aging
Research proves that neglected stress can wreak havoc on our minds and bodies, leading to all kinds of health issues ranging from digestive problems, chronic pain, hormonal imbalances, allergies, blood pressure spikes, insomnia, fatigue… and that’s only what’s happening on the inside. Externally speaking, wrinkles, grey hair, thin saggy skin, and dark under-eye circles inevitably show up as the result of an extremely stressed body. Acupuncture has been proven to help decrease stress, which in tune helps to promote a more youthful, energetic self from the inside out. Acupuncture can help to soften fine lines and wrinkles, reduce acne, increase collagen production, minimize age spots and dark circles, and improve skin tone and color. If you’re looking for a safer and more cost-effective treatment than Botox to encourage your facial muscles to relax, flatten out wrinkles, and generate beautiful skin, acupuncture could be your answer.
Dulls persistent migraines and headaches
A common initial reaction to a headache or similar pain is to reach for over-the-counter painkillers for relief, but overuse of certain medicines such as ibuprofen can lead to chronic health problems. For millions of Americans suffering from debilitating migraines and frequent headaches, the pain can be so intense that relief may seem impossible, especially after trying numerous solutions that fail to alleviate the pain. However, doctors and scientists are increasingly looking to acupuncture as a way to reduce the frequency of migraines and perhaps, prevent them altogether.
When acupuncture needles are inserted into different pressure points and nerves in your body, the needles stimulate the nerves to release hormones, such as endorphins, that trigger the release of other nerves built up within the brain and body. Studies have shown that this immune and circulation system stimulation can work to relieves migraines and tension headaches.
Readers like you make Inside Northeast’s work possible.
To support our brand of fearless and investigative journalism, support us HERE.
The Inside Northeast app HERE for News, Views, and Reviews from Northeast India.
Do keep following us for news on-the-go. We deliver the Northeast.