5 things you didn’t know about acupuncture

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Acupuncture can be traced back more than 3,000 years. Stimulating acupuncture points allows the energy to flow more freely, allowing the body to regain balance. It is covered by some health insurance plans.

 

 

  • It is based on ancient Chinese belief that the energy that flows throughout the body is essential for health and wellness.
  • In Western medicine, acupuncture points are viewed as places where nerves, muscles and connective tissue are stimulated to increase blood flow and induce the body’s innate ability to heal, decrease inflammation and reduce pain.
  • Although acupuncture is most commonly used to relieve pain, it is also an effective treatment for conditions such as allergies, arthritis, depression, headaches, menstrual issues, menopause, digestive problems, insomnia and more.

 

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