A form of alternative medicine based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture has been used safely and effectively to treat a wide range of symptoms, and is now recognized by both the World Health Organization and the National Institute of Health as an effective treatment, either in place of or in conjunction with conventional medicine.
Acupuncture is used to treat a wide range of women’s health issues. These include irregular periods, painful periods, menstrual related mood changes, menstrual migraines, morning sickness, discomforts of pregnancy, turning a breech baby, induction of labor, and alleviating menopausal symptoms. The hot flashes, night sweats, irritability, and insomnia of menopause respond well to acupuncture. There is an alternative to hormone replacement!
Acupuncture is used to alleviate the side effects of cancer treatment support. Many large cancer institutions now employ acupuncturists for just this reason. Chemotherapy can cause a number of side effects, including nausea and vomiting, fatigue, weaken the immune system, and decrease blood cell counts. Acupuncture is well known for its ability to alleviate nausea, and there is growing evidence it reduces the impact to the immune system and blood cells. For women with some forms of breast cancer, several years of hormone therapy may be prescribed. These medicines may cause hot flashes, night sweats, trouble sleeping, irritability, and joint pain. Acupuncture often eases these symptoms to help you stay on the treatment your doctor has prescribed. Acupuncture may also be able to help reduce the burns resulting from radiation.
Acupuncture is widely used to treat pain. This may include muscle pain, joint pain, arthritis pain, tendonitis, sports injuries, sciatic pain, and chronic pain conditions like fibromyalgia.
Headaches and migraines often respond well to acupuncture.
It has also been proven effective in treating chronic health conditions like asthma, allergies, sinusitis, and digestive disorders, and some forms of numbness or weakness.
Trouble sleeping? Acupuncture may be just the answer. Whether your insomnia is caused by stress, anxiety, depression, or menopausal symptoms, acupuncture has the ability to address all of these underlying causes, and has demonstrated a 90% efficacy in some clinical trials.
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