Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It involves the insertion of very fine needles to strategic points in the body. It is mostly used for the treatment of pain. Acupuncture is capable of enhancing body production of hormones used to relieve pain, for example, endorphin. It is based on the belief that it helps to restore balance in the body energy flow (Qi). It is believed that when Qi is not flowing freely, it may cause illnesses. Therefore, acupuncture is capable of restoring Qi and thus health is restored. Acupuncture has very many benefits. It can be used after cancer treatments to ease the pain and nausea experienced. Also, it can be used on arthritis patients to ease the joint pains. Sometimes, it may even be used to improve potency in men.
- Cupping – It may also be referred to as cupping acupuncture. It is one of the therapies that can be used along or as an alternative to acupuncture therapies. It involves the suctioning of skin towards a glass vacuum. Cupping is known for relieving pain and swelling. It also may be used to treat muscle knots and deep scars in tissues.
- IV Vitamin Therapy – This is another therapy that helps in restoring the body balance. The vitamin iv therapy involves the intravenous administration of vitamins to the body. This therapy helps to boost the body’s immune system. It may also have some anti-aging benefits.
- Hydrogen peroxide Therapy – This therapy aims at increasing the body’s oxygen level. This is with the aim of increasing the body wellness. It involves the intravenous administration of hydrogen peroxide to achieve oxidation. The hydrogen peroxide therapy benefits includes the treatment of cancer, faster healing in wounds and detoxification of the body.
Acupuncture may be very beneficial for you even when you do not have any illness. It helps you maintain a healthy body, mind and spirit. If having an illness, you can choose to use another therapy along with acupuncture for maximum benefits. Moxibustion is one of the therapies that you can use alongside acupuncture. Acupuncture is however, a very delicate therapy. For this reason, always ensure that your practitioner is certified and a member of a recognized acupuncture organization or regulated health care professional. It may be very risky, if done by someone who is not certified.