There seems to be an endless list of things we hear people say they cured with acupuncture. Everyone has that one health nut or alternative lifestyle living friend who sought the help of those little needles from China, but do they really work? And if so, are they really a solution to all the things that people use them for?
Acupuncture is a service that many chiropractic offices offer, and it is one of the most common procedures for many issues dealt with by chiropractors. It is commonly associated with bone and muscle pain, such as low back and neck pain, arthritis, sciatica, or fibromyalgia; however it can also aid in improving disordered digestion. Acupuncture has even been used to treat emotional disorders ranging from stress to addiction and anxiety, as well as for weight loss and infertility. Acupuncture during pregnancy is linked to decreased nausea and other symptoms, but it is speculated whether, and if so, to what degree, it is safe.
Developed in China about 2,000 years ago as a method to keep a person’s yin and yang in balance, and despite not always being officially “medical” in the United States, has been monitored in patients by scientists…and whether or not you believe in the yin and the yang, you can be sure that acupuncture offers real results.