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Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine that has been around for many years, and more and more people are considering this treatment because of its effectiveness in treating different health conditions like stress, lower back pain, insomnia and even menstrual cramps. During this treatment, very thin needles will be inserted in different parts of the patient’s body to help restore their overall health. A licensed practitioner will place the tiny needles strategically to help balance energy, and the following are some of the potential health benefits of acupuncture:

Relieve Chronic Pain

If you suffer from chronic pain, acupuncture is worth a try because it may reduce your pain and improve function. When a needle is inserted, it penetrates the fascia, a connective tissue that wraps around all your muscles and organs. Your body will respond by sending blood, lymph fluid and other nutrients to help the stimulated area heal, which can help relieve chronic pain. 

Asthma Treatment

Acupuncture can help treat allergic asthma triggered by inhaling allergens like pollen, dust, food and mould. Acupuncture may reduce asthma symptoms and inflammation and improve one’s quality of life.

Control Nausea and Vomiting

Medications used to control nausea and vomiting are often not enough, and instead of increasing their dosage, you can turn to acupuncture as an alternative solution. Acupuncture is safe and considered an effective complementary therapy for patients with cancer who are experiencing nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy. The application of pressure to specific parts of the body can help reduce both the frequency and severity of nausea and vomiting. 

Improved Sleep

If you struggle with insomnia or experience sleep disturbances frequently, acupuncture can be very helpful, and you may not need to rely on sedatives which can cause negative side effects like drowsiness, especially if used long-term. Acupuncture may be far more effective, and you may see significant improvements in the quality of your sleep. 

Stress is one of the main reasons so many people have difficulty sleeping, and acupuncture will help release chemicals that promote relaxation and sleep.

Reduce the Severity of Headaches and Migraines

Acupuncture can help reduce the frequency and severity of your migraines, and in some cases, it can also help prevent them altogether. 

Ease Menstrual Cramps

Menstrual pain can be crippling for some women, and acupuncture can help ease this kind of pain. In fact, some patients find acupuncture to be more effective than drugs or medications. Women who receive acupuncture treatments during the week before their period may experience significant improvements with reduced pain intensity.

Recovery After Surgery

Nausea and vomiting, pain around the incision site, sleep issues and restlessness are just some of the symptoms patients may have to cope with after surgery, which can make the process very difficult. Acupuncture may help relieve some of these symptoms to promote better healing, and patients may notice improvements in sleep, anxiety, pain, nausea and fatigue. 

Is Acupuncture Worth Trying?

When practiced by a licensed provider, acupuncture is worth a try because it is safe and may be very effective in treating the health issue you are experiencing. This treatment may be able to address your health concerns, but only if you find a reputable acupuncturist who is professionally trained. 


Are you interested in trying acupuncture treatment? Goss Chiropractic is ready to help! We will discuss your health concerns and ensure you receive the safest treatment that may work for your needs. We will create personalized therapy plans to eliminate pain and discomfort. We will further discuss the many benefits of acupuncture and why this kind of treatment may be right for you. 

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