By Acupuncturist Candice Behan for CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine).
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine is a complete medical system that is capable of diagnosing and supporting people with a wide range of conditions. Here are a few for which it can be especially helpful.
Pain is the leading affliction for which people seek Acupuncture. Many people take extremely addictive medications to ease chronic pain syndromes which can often be effectively relieved by Acupuncture. Research shows that after traditional Acupuncture, our body’s opioid receptors are more available, or receptive, to our own types of hormones and chemicals that help stop pain. Whether it’s an injury, fibromyalgia, headaches, migraines, back pain, or any other type of pain, Acupuncture can be helpful.
Depression and Anxiety
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine of which Acupuncture theory and practice forms...