Acupuncture and other forms of Chinese traditional medicine are rapidly gaining popularity in America and worldwide. While most people go for acupuncture treatments after recommendations by friends, family, or medical practitioners, some do it out of curiosity.
So, how can one know that they need acupuncture? Anyone can use acupuncture for overall wellness, but you may need the procedure more if you’re experiencing any of the following signs.
You’re Feeling Frustrated and Tense
If you’re feeling overly anxious or frustrated, even after trying several medications, your liver could be telling you that you’re out of balance. Chinese medicine links each human emotion with a specific organ of the body, and the organ associated with anger and other related emotions is the liver.
Acupuncture will help the smooth flow of energy through your body, eliminating all the symptoms of energy stagnation, including feeling tense, frustrated, and irritable.
You’re Experiencing Headaches and Other Body Aches
Like frustration and irritability, headaches and body aches are signs of energy stagnation. Therefore, acupuncture helps relieve headaches and body pains by releasing the stagnating energy. So, if you are experiencing stiffness in the body, consider acupuncture to nourish and relax your body’s tendons, ligaments, and connective tissues.
Your Digestion Feels Messed Up
Your digestion issues are another thing to blame on the liver. If your liver does not support the smooth circulation required throughout the body, digestion problems can occur. Digestive issues can also result from stress, which is also treatable with acupuncture.
You have Eye Issues
Like your emotions, your senses are associated with specific organs in traditional Chinese medicine, which associates eyesight with the liver, as one example. Eye issues like pain, poor vision, and fatigue could result from a liver imbalance.
Also, studies have shown that acupuncture also reduces the temperature on the eye surface, eliminating dry eyes.
You’re Experiencing Pain Due to a Past Injury
Since acupuncture effectively controls pain in the musculoskeletal system, you can use the treatment to manage pain from injuries. In addition, if you love sports, acupuncture can be an effective non-invasive method of managing your sports injuries like sports hernia, meniscus rupture, and ganglion pain.
You Have Sleep Problems
According to a 2017 study, acupuncture can help improve insomnia symptoms and increase your total sleep time.
On the other hand, according to Chinese medicine, acupuncture removes the imbalances in your body, returning your sleep cycle to normalcy. More acupuncture will enable you to relax and sleep better by gradually inducing your brain to produce a needed balance of neurotransmitters.
So if you have been experiencing sleeping difficulties recently, try acupuncture instead of the commonly abused benzodiazepines.
You’re Having Mood Swings
Anyone can feel moody sometimes, but if irritability becomes a daily issue, acupuncture may be the treatment you need. Most people who experience constant moodiness suffer from depression or chronic stress. Luckily, acupuncture can help trigger the release of needed neurotransmitters in your brain, making you happier and more relaxed.
You’re Experiencing Irregular Periods
If you’re undergoing a stressful situation, increased stress hormones can affect the levels of your fertility hormones. Acupuncturists can help you regulate your energy and blood flow and synchronize the hormones in your ovaries and the uterine cycle for a regular menstrual cycle.
If you’ve been having irregular periods and don’t want to rely on hormonal birth control for such troubles, acupuncture can be a good treatment option.
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, you can choose acupuncture as an alternative to medication. However, ensure that your chosen acupuncturist is qualified and licensed. At Acupuncture & Holistic Health Associates, we believe that ancient medicine also promotes good health and general well-being. Contact us today to schedule your appointment or learn about about our services.
Nothing in this document is intended as a substitute for your doctor’s diagnosis and/or treatment. This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA.