Benefits of Acupuncture

Footballer’s Ankle
15th August 2018
Show all

Benefits of Acupuncture

Young Beautiful Woman In An Acupuncture Therapy In A Spa Center

 

What are the benefits of Acupuncture?

 

I wanted to share with you the reader some of the benefits of acupuncture and  some common complaints that I have found it useful to treat.

 

What is acupuncture?

 

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese treatment, using needles at specific points in the body to treat various physical and mental conditions.

 

What are the benefits of Acupuncture?

 

The main benefit of acupuncture which I will be discussing based on the experiences I’ve had treating people is that of pain relief.

 

Acupuncture can be used to treat a whole host of other things, such as combatting cravings like drug abuse, for example, giving up things like smoking, as well as assisting people with sleep or reducing anxiety.

 

In my practice I find acupuncture to be most beneficial in the treatment of:

 

  1. Headaches- Headaches, when I see people in clinic are mainly associated with tension and stress, of which acupuncture really helps with. Sometimes headaches can be caused through referral of trigger points, which required a deeper technique for needling. It is very effective as a treatment to reduce headaches and is my number 1 go to treatment.

 

  1. Sciatica and lower back pain– Over 70% of the time sciatica is caused in my experience through spasm into the gluteal region, not from the lower back directly. Acupuncture is very effective as a means to reduce sciatic type pain.

 

 

  1. Achilles Tendonitis– Often with Achilles pain, especially with chronic suffers, Achilles can become quite nervy (Tendonosis) in nature and acupuncture provides an excellent way to treat this stubborn problem.

 

  1. Plantar Fasciitis– I’ve treated many people with Plantar Fasciitis and mostly people who present with chronic pain, due to the nature of this injury worsening over time. Acupuncture can really help reduce heel pain and I will use this 90% of the time with a very high success rate.

 

  1. Tennis Elbow– Tennis elbow is an extremely painful condition, which responds very well to a type of acupuncture technique known as periostial pecking. This technique can be immediate and quite miraculous for the sufferer.