Use this ancient TCM practice to restore your body's energy balance and resolve chronic problems from muscle sprains to sex issues.
1. Weight control
Breaking down fat cells is easy with acupuncture.
There are 12 Meridien points in the body that hold the key to unlocking our natural fat-burning ability.
These points include the ear, which suppresses hunger, and the area in between the second and middle toe, which purifies the stomach and improves digestion, and the abdomen area where most fat accumulates.
Most people who seek help for arthritis pain just want pain relief, but acupuncture can be used to reduce the inflammation associated with inflamed joints and stimulate the body to heal and become normal.
Some people with rheumatoid arthritis have reported that after one year of treatment, they can now move their hands as they never could before.
Acupuncture is a useful tool in treating this very common medical complaint.
Alongside herbs like goji berry and green tea leaf, acupuncture will help to restore the body's qi, or energy balance, and makes the body readier to fight against headaches and migraines.
4. Muscle injuries and sprains
Using herbs as well as acupuncture can heal minor aches and sprains that you can get from doing repetitive work like mopping and sitting down at a desk a lot.
The most often used herbs to treat arthritis include Bambusa root and eucalyptus oil.
5. Sexual dysfunction
TCM believes that the day a person dies, he or she should be as healthy and in the same physical condition as they were 20 years earlier. But as we become older, our organs wear out or shut down.
Herbal medicine and acupuncture for sexual dysfunction help to improve circulation to these organs and improves the cardiovascular system, which are both important to boost the enjoyment of sex.
6. Pre-menstrual tension
To treat PMT, TCM practitioners will look at the individual symptoms of each woman and discuss a treatment that usually involves herbal preparations, acupuncture, an exercise regime and following a healthy diet.
The most often used herbs to alleviate the symptoms of PMT include Dong Quai and He-Shou-Wu.
7. Blood pressure
Western medicine attempts to lower blood pressure by suppressing it but in TCM, the condition is linked to improper functioning of the kidneys.
Acupuncture gets to the root of the problem by treating the 10 Meridien points related to blockages in the kidney and liver to relieve the condition.