Of course, I think acupuncture is good for everybody, because it helps your body function at its best, and who doesn’t want that? But there are certain conditions and issues that acupuncture really excels at treating, and these issues are typically the things that conventional medicine doesn’t offer a lot of relief for.
#1 – Menopause. Acupuncture can work magic on menopausal symptoms, including hot flashes, mood swings and insomnia, probably because it modulates hormones and neurotransmitters. Acupuncture can
#2 – Autoimmune Disorders, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue. Autoimmune disorders such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis fall under the category of conditions that conventional medicine can’t do much for, while acupuncture can almost always improve symptoms and quality of life for these folks. Women are three times more likely than men to have autoimmune problems because our immune systems are designed to accommodate babies and are more complex.
#3 – Looking to Make a Change in Your Life. Acupuncture deeply relaxes your body and mind – basically it re-sets your nervous system. In this deeply relaxed state, your subconscious mind is most open and receptive, making it the ideal time to listen for your subconscious mind’s words of wisdom.
#4 – Anxiety and Depression. Research dating back 20 years shows that acupuncture significantly improves both anxiety and depression, making it the go-to alternative therapy for anybody considering anti-depressant or anti-anxiety medication. In fact, some studies indicate that acupuncture works better than medication for depression.
#5 – fertility. Research shows that acupuncture offers a safe and valuable alternative therapy for infertility resulting from hormonal imbalance, and might actually be more effective than hormone therapy. Acupuncture can also induce labor and turn breech babies around!
#6 – Stress – Acupuncture can be really helpful for anybody going through stressful life changes, like divorce, the death or prolonged illness of a loved one, loss of a job or business difficulties. Stress wears down the body and spirit. Acupuncture balances the entire body to make you more resilient through hard times.
#7 – Arthritis and Chronic Pain – Acupuncture excels at treating chronic pain when compared to conventional medicine. Acupuncture is definitely worth trying if you don’t like taking pain medications and definitely before you undergo an elective surgery to address the pain.