For people who struggle with body pain, acupuncture is a lot more than just a luxury. It has 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) of 14.5%.
Acupuncture has its roots in China, nearly 5000 years ago. It got attention from the US medical community after a reporter, who observed the treatment in China, published a story in The New York Times.
This unique treatment uses needles, pressure, and other techniques to specific spots on the skin to eliminate chronic pain and other ailments. Furthermore, the World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes acupuncture 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 is not proved scientifically, some researchers explain the neurological effects of acupuncture on the human body.
To clarify, the theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) agrees that our wellbeing is dependent on the perfect balance of “yin” and “yang.” Moreover, the “qi ” is a balancing life force that flows through 350 meridians in the human body. Consequently, acupuncturists access these 350 spots in right combinations to insert the needles and bring the flow of energy back to its harmonious balance.
To clarify, acupuncture points are certain points of stimulation that helps restore nerves, tissues, ligaments, and muscles. It also normalizes the blood flow in those spots, and triggers the brain to release certain chemicals that have a pain relieving affect.
Benefits of Acupuncture
An article published in Harvard Health Publishing says that acupuncture is beneficial in relieving headaches, especially 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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