Acupuncture is the ancient healing treatment that includes the process of inserting fine and sterile needles into the skin at certain point. It is believed that needles inserted will stimulate healing effect after inserting it to a certain points. This needle makes the balanced energy flow within the body. Many physicians recommend this treatment as the alternative medicine for the pain without side effects. There are few points that fascinates about treatment. They are
- Treats pain
According to research, acupuncture will relieve pain. Especially in teeth, jaw, neck, shoulder, lower back and knee. Thus other pains that can relieve with acupuncture therapy are
- Headaches and migraines
- Tennis elbow
- Rheumatoid arthritis
The reason for acupuncture pain therapy is not fully discovered or understood. It is believed that increase in blood flow will result in reduced muscle tension and helps in producing natural painkilling effect.
- Can help with other body conditions
Acupuncture can benefit more than just pain relieving process. It is well known that acupuncture use 8 constitutional medicine which is an effective therapy for depression, insomnia and digestive issues. It is also to treat nausea, vomiting and many more body effect other than pain.
- Fewer side effects
Actually it said that acupuncture does not have side effect but it is not like that. This treatment does not have major side effects but there are few side effects that are minor. Those side effects are soreness, minor bruising and bleeding due to needle insertion.
- Acupuncturists need proper training and license
Acupuncture therapists are regulated through state level. According to the medical board, acupuncturists must
- Be above 18 years of age
- Be good with their moral character
- Submit criminal background check record
- Hold an active and current certification for acupuncture from the accredited system.
When you go for the treatment, check with the practitioner training and credentials. This is important to get the right treatment which gives effective result.
- Few physicians are trained to work as acupuncturists
Acupuncturists need not have to be a doctor but doctors can be an acupuncturist. Mostly few of the physicians are trained to act as the therapist who can help in getting recovered from the pain and treatment.
As you get through these points, you will understand whom to choose for the treatment. It is you primary care to choose a finest therapists.