When everything else fails, alternative medicine is the only way out. Acupuncture is considered to be one of the effective treatments for many diseases, symptoms, and conditions as compiled by World Health Organization (WHO) in 2002. Steering away from the new fashion style for men and a new trend in fashion for men, let us review the benefits associated with Acupuncture as a therapy.
1. Trims down pain:
Although acupuncture is largely effective for the treatment of musculoskeletal pain, it can also be very effective for dental problems such as a toothache. There have been cases where patients have reduced the painful conditions associated with posture, and acute trauma. Now leading hospitals have included acupuncture within emergency departments as it not only addresses the pain response in the body but also the source of pain that prevents recurrence.
2. Encourages relaxation:
As acupuncture directly acts on the neurotransmitters such as dopamine, it brings about the feelings of happiness, calm, and contentment giving instant relaxation to patients. In the management of anxiety, depression, and PMS, the acupuncture is known to induce sleep and reduce muscular tension.
3. Boost fertility:
In males, acupuncture is widely known to increase the quantity and quality of sperm that helps couples to conceive naturally without depending on the donors. In females the blood flow to the uterus and ovaries increases that enables regular ovulatory and menstrual cycles.
4. Improves skin tone, stamina:
As acupuncture improves blood circulation it brings about the change in the skin texture by channelizing the flow of qi (energy), reducing wrinkles and improving the elasticity. Acupuncture relaxes the body by addressing the imbalances of energy within, as result abundance of qi flows through the meridians. Energy imbalance is the primary cause of lethargy and illness in the body, as believed by the philosophy of traditional Chinese medicine.
Research suggests that the short-term treatment with acupuncture does not produce long-term benefits, moreover many a times acupuncture’s effects are mainly due to the placebo effect. If you plan to undergo acupuncture treatment it is advised to look for a trained practitioner that uses clean needle technique and single-use needles as accidents and infections are often associated with infractions of sterile technique or neglect of the practitioner.