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Common Uses and Benefits of Acupuncture

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Did you know that acupuncture can have an effective value for over 28 conditions? This 3,000-year-old healing technique of Chinese medicine has logged decades of treating symptoms such as allergic rhinitis, depression, headache, knee pain, lower back pain, nausea, and morning sickness just to name a few, but the list goes on. Since then, a vast amount of research has been conducted on how acupuncture can improve the functionality of the body and promote self-healing through the stimulation of acupuncture points (specific anatomic sites on the body).

The research and growing popularity of acupuncture therapy has even prompted insurance companies to recognize acupuncture and established policies that will cover acupuncture therapy. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, “an estimated 2.1 million people or 1.1% of the population sought acupuncture care during the past 12 months [2007]. Four percent of the US population used acupuncture at any time in their lives” (Jindal, Ge, and Mansky). Almost 10 years later, acupuncture has grown in popularity, increasing to nearly 10 percent of the American population that uses acupuncture to treat some sort of ailment (PubMed.gov 2016).

If you live in the Chicago area and are interested in learning more about how acupuncture can help you recover from a specific condition, contact Progressive Acupuncture Wellness Center by calling (773) 786-9119 today and schedule an appointment. We would be delighted to hear from you.

Scientists and researchers have determined that, although it is based on the Chinese rooted philosophy of chi and meridians, acupuncture is firmly established under the principles of science. By stimulating the nerves in the brain and spinal cord to release opioids and serotonin, acupuncture manipulates the body into healing itself. You must understand that the effectiveness of acupuncture may not be established with just one session. Depending on your condition and your body type, you may require several sessions for acupuncture to have lasting effects. In any event, the growing popularity of alternative medicine is continuing to prove effective as a treatment for certain conditions, so as more people accept acupuncture and the more researchers delve further into the study of its effectiveness, we will continue to discover areas of the body and ailments that can be treated through acupuncture. One thing is certain, however, and that is the fact that acupuncture has been proven to work on most people. As human beings, our bodies are constantly growing, and we need to maintain a level on consistency with healthcare in order to keep up with our evolving bodies. That is why Progressive Acupuncture Wellness Center in Chicago has established such a great rapport with our patients: we help them heal, relax, and grow, and we want to do that for you.

For more information on how you can benefit from acupuncture therapy, call Progressive Acupuncture Wellness Center today at (773) 786-9119 to begin your path to healing.

References

Jindal, V., A. Ge, and PJ. Mansky. " Safety and efficacy of acupuncture in children: a review of the evidence." National Center for Biotechnology Information. U.S. National Library of Medicine, 1 June 2008. Web. 17 May 2016.

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