Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese treatment method used to treat a variety of health issues. It involves using needles to prick the tissue on various parts of the body to help reduce pain and treat medical issues. This treatment helps stimulate the body’s natural healing system so that health conditions can be healed naturally in a more effective way. In modern medicine, this practice is often used as a complementary treatment method. There is a plethora of medical conditions that acupuncture can help treat. Below are some examples of conditions that acupuncture can help you control. Some of them may surprise you!
Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disorder. Although it is often treated through pharmaceutical medicine, a combination of treatments can be more effective in dealing with it. Adding acupuncture to the treatment regiment can greatly reduce the severity of the pain and symptoms.
An allergy is an exaggerated response from the body to a harmless substance. Acupuncture can help reduce the response that the body gives to the harmless substance by helping to reset the immune system’s alert radar. Overtime, acupuncture can help reduce the severity and frequency of the allergic response the body gives.
Gastrointestinal disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) can cause a lot of discomfort and can be difficult to deal with. While oral medication and diet changes can help treat these conditions, sometimes they aren’t enough to completely control flare ups. Acupuncture has been proven to help treat the severity of these conditions’ symptoms.
Cancer treatments such as chemotherapy bring a lot of reactions with it. These include nausea, vomiting, pain, and fatigue. For patients getting chemotherapy, acupuncture can help reduce the severity and frequency of these symptoms so they can get better functionality back into their daily lives.
Joint/muscle pains, tension headaches and migraines often are treated through medicines and physical therapy. However, sometimes these methods of pain management are not enough to control the pain. Acupuncture has been proven effective in reducing pain in the body because it releases endorphins to help reduce the pain. Over time, acupuncture may be able to reduce the severity and frequency of pain.
Acupuncture can also be effective in patients with asthma because of its ability to positively impact the body’s immune system. Acupuncture can actually help reduce the frequency and severity of asthma attacks when used regularly.
Women’s Health issues
There are variety of women’s health conditions that acupuncture can help treat, to include increasing fertility and reducing symptoms associated with premenstrual syndrome and menopause such as pain and mood swings.
Acupuncture is effective in helping treat a wide range of health conditions. If you have a medical condition that is not being effectively treated through other medical treatment methods, acupuncture may be a great addition to your treatment regimen. The Balcones Pain Consultants are experts in pain management and can help develop a treatment plan specifically made for your needs. Call 512-834-4141 to make an appointment at one of our three locations in Austin, Cedar Park, or Marble Falls.