Acupuncture is a form of treatment that is widely used to relieve pain, stress and treat a wide range of health conditions. It is a procedure that involves inserting thin needles to a person’s body pointing a specific part of the body to various depths depending on the treatment. Originated from China, it is believed to be in use since 100BC as a form of alternative medicine. As Acupuncture treatment does not come under the category of modern scientific knowledge, the techniques used for the treatment varies from a country to country.
How Does Acupuncture work?
Acupuncture is performed inserting needles into the specific points to relieve stress and pain in the body. And, it is generally used in combination with other forms of treatment. It is usually done under the observation of trained practitioners using clean single-use needles. Typically, five to twenty needles are inserted to a part of the body that is under treatment and is left to stay in place for ten to twenty minutes. There is a wide range of acupuncture treatment performed involving different philosophies. Different countries use different methods to perform this acupuncture treatment. In western countries, acupuncture is performed after a medical diagnosis. Whereas, traditional Chinese medicine acupuncture, which is widely used in many countries is performed on the basis of a patient’s health conditions and by observing and questioning, involving needle insertion, cupping therapy and moxibustion.
What kind of health conditions are treated by acupuncture?
Acupuncture is largely used for reducing stress and muscle pain. And, also to reduce chronic pain including headache and encouraging the body’s natural healing power. Apart from this, the specialized or trained acupuncturists use this to treat complicated issues such as infertility, menstrual irregularities, digestive disorders, and skin problems.
How does acupuncture help with fertility?
Though not most of them are aware of this treatment, it is said that acupuncture is in use for more than 3000 years, and is also used to treat infertility problem. As the acupuncture has the power to reduce stress, which is one of the reasons for infertility, it is believed to be effective for improving fertility in both men and women. Acupuncture reduces the stress and increases the blood flow to the reproductive organs which helps in increasing fertility. It effectively balances the endocrine system and hormones and treats the root cause of infertility both in male and female.