Being around for thousands of years, acupuncture was and still is an ancient eastern modality ironically categorized in the West as alternative medicine. It has several health benefits: from medical treatments to help boost energy in the body. Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin needles into the skin’sfirst few layers. The needles are strategically inserted to provide relief from whatever symptoms you are ailing from.
With acupuncture in Bellingham you can get relief from fibromyalgia, dental pain, headaches, and for cancer patients, even from some cancer symptoms and the extremely toxic effects of chemotherapy. It is most commonly used to rid the body of aches and pains although it is now being used increasingly to help resolve a variety of medical conditions. Usually, acupuncture is complemented by other treatments and is often used as a complementary therapy for other treatments, as well. It is almost like a physical therapy type of treatment for people suffering from physical injuries.
When you undergo an acupuncture treatment, the practitioner usually starts out with anywhere between 5 and 20 needles. The number of needles needed for treatment depends on what the treatment is for and on the area of the patient’s body. Dependingon the age of the person,the needles are left in place for about 5 to 20 minutes. It is crucial that the treatment needs to be finished before the patient is depleted of energy. A typical acupuncture plan of treatment involves a session once or twice a week. The frequency of visits is reduced to one session every two weeks once the problem begins to subside for a week at a time. The treatment continues until patientsno longer have the problem they complained about when they first came in in for treatment. It has been noted that after each treatment, patients will either feel energized or relaxed. Acupuncture has very few negligible side effects foremost of which is soreness on the site where a needle wasinserted.
For a migraine that seems to stubbornly persist, acupuncture can be a means to end. It can also be a method to help control pain in a more convenient way. This versatile therapy is becoming more and more popular each day as it has been proven effective and safe for many common daily ailments. It is still a controversial topic though for a lot of people in the Western medical community even decades after it was introduced in the US. It is now being used to help cancer patients overcome the severe symptoms of cancer and even more than that, since it can help these people relax, take their pain away, and give them some boost of energy. Whether you just have headaches, sore joints, or something in your spine that’s preventing Qi or vital energy from getting through, acupuncture can help you recover in no time at all. Instead of taking pills to relieve pain and inflammation, consider getting acupuncture instead.