Acupuncture is a profound and fascinating discipline. For thousands of years, people all across Asia have been relying on Chinese medicine as their primary form of health care.
From its primitive beginnings, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine have evolved to tremendous heights. Remarkably, acupuncture is now being used in hospitals, in particular in China and is even used in the procedure of open heart surgery. As amazing as this sounds, the technique is used primarily as a means of controlling pain and limiting blood loss during the operation.
While most of us will never have the need for such drastic intervention with acupuncture, the treatment method can be of primary importance and benefit for a wide range of health issues.
Most commonly, people here in the West are utilising this method for help with all kinds of muscular pain, including back, neck and shoulder pain. However, acupuncture can actually be used for far more ailments than just this. For example, people frequently use the treatment for help with conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, headaches, nausea, anxiety, insomnia, arthritis, fertility, respiratory issues and much more. Here is an interesting study on the use of acupuncture in treating anxiety and depression.
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