For people who struggle with body pain, acupuncture is a lot more than just a luxury. It’s gained increased popularity among physicians and patients over the past few years.
According to estimates, the global acupuncture market is estimated to reach a value of US $55,323.8 million by the year 2023, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of14.5%.
Acupuncture is known to have its roots in China, where it was introduced nearly 5000 years ago. It got attention from the US medical community after a story was published in The New York Times by a reporter who observed the treatment in China.
This unique treatment includes the application of needles, pressure, and other techniques to specific spots on the skin to eliminate chronic pain and other ailments. Acupuncture has been recognized by The World Health Organization (WHO) for being effective in treatment of over 60 conditions including infertility, depression, cold, headaches, high-blood pressure, and others.
However, as of now, there is a lack of research based evidence that proves its efficacy in healing other ailments, as stated by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH).
How Acupuncture Works?
Though, this theory of acupuncture points and meridians hasn’t been proved scientifically, as of yet, some researchers explained the neurological effects of acupuncture on human body—and it may make more sense to many of us.
According to the theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), our wellbeing is dependent on the perfect balance of “yin” and “yang.” This balancing life force is known as the “qi” that flows through 350 meridians in the human body. Acupuncturists access these 350 spots in right combinations to insert the needles and bring the flow of energy back to its harmonious balance.
Acupuncture points are, in fact, certain points of stimulation in our body that allow for the restoration of nerves, tissues, ligaments, and muscles. It normalizes the blood flow in those spots, and triggers the brain to release certain chemicals that have a pain relieving affect.
Benefits of Acupuncture
According to an article published in Harvard Health Publishing, acupuncture is beneficial in relieving headaches, particularly related to tension. The NCCIH has suggested that it can be beneficial in treating conditions such as:
- Pain in lumbar spine (lower back), neck, and knees
- High blood pressure or hypertension
- Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
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