Suffering from muscle pain and bad headaches that render you useless for a few minutes to an hour every time you experience it? Alternative Medicine Practitioners are unlikely to recommend off the shelf pain killers for this type of pain. But how can such excruciating pain be cured if not for chugging down medication with water? Here are some useful facts about Acupuncture you probably didn’t know. With Acupuncture – an ancient Chinese alternative practice recommended and often used for the treatment of aches and pains of the body.
Facts about Acupuncture – a Widely Accepted Alternative Therapy in Australia
The popularity of this alternative medical treatment is increasing in Australia, especially Brisbane. 18% of Australian GPs have trained in a more modern approach to acupuncture (medical acupuncture) which is used within their practice. 76% of general medicine practitioners refer their clients to a qualified traditional acupuncturist if they don’t offer the same services.
If used correctly, this ancient Chinese treatment can help cure or alleviate:
- Period pain
- Irregular periods
- Fertility issues
- Chronic (or other) body pain
Facts about Acupuncture – How Does This Alternative Treatment Method Work?
No other treatment method works the same way as this ancient Chinese practice which works by bringing energy into your body – balancing this energy and then releasing negative pressure from the body. This holistic health approach focuses on overall health and well-being by removing pain and other physical ailments. Following are some facts about acupuncture that will relax your mind regarding the approach’s effectiveness and safety.
The World Health Organization backs Acupuncture
The WHO has called out acupuncture as one of the most effective alternative treatment methods for over 100 symptoms and diseases. In addition to chronic pain and stress, acupuncture also helps with:
- Lower back pain
- Relief for labour
- Relief for chemotherapy and radiation
Are You Needle-Phobic? Acupuncture Uses Tiny and VERY Thin Needles
This is why even needle-phobic people can easily enjoy acupuncture as needles used are actually less formidable than syringes. An acupuncturist needle will vary from different lengths and widths with some thick as a hair strand! Additionally, these needles only penetrate different depths of the surface skin, about an inch below.
Different Techniques Are Used For Different Pressure Points
Not all techniques are the same. They depend on the place of origin, i.e. where the technique came from and the philosophy behind the treatment. For example, in eastern acupuncture treatment traditions, needles are typically placed along body meridians. European alternative medicine schools, on the other hand, address energy in a more general manner.