1. Chronic Pain
Acupuncture is well-known for being an effective treatment against chronic pain that may occur as a result of stress, old injuries, muscle tightness, pregnancy or bad sleeping habits. In particular, knee pain is a common complaint amongst acupuncture patients that typically stems from sporting injuries, surgery, osteoarthritis and aging.
When acupuncture needles are inserted into pressure points, endorphins are released – which, when combined with the neurotransmitters affecting nerve impulses – can ease the pain associated with arthritis. Bee Venom Acupuncture (BVA) is a style of acupuncture where bee venom is applied to the point of penetration and there is a positive correlation between BVA and the reduction of arthritis pain.
3. Migraines and Headaches
Acupuncture in Sydney is great way to treat headaches and migraines by reducing pain and frequency. As a bonus, there are no serious side effects compared to those faced by a patient trying conventional migraine medicine.
4. Nausea and vomiting
In addition to treating neck pain, acupuncture is also effective against nausea and vomiting. It’s a great option for those who are recovering from surgery and experiencing vomiting and nausea. Additionally, acupuncture brings good news for chemotherapy patients who tend to suffer from severe hair loss, vomiting and nausea.
Acupuncture is commonly used to treat generalised anxiety disorder, perioperative anxiety and anxiety neurosis. It’s a safe, natural treatment for those experiencing anxiety that would like an alternative to conventional treatments.
Insomnia can be a serious long-term problem if not treated promptly. For many people, acupuncture reduces the frequency of insomnia by increasing their nocturnal melatonin levels as it’s a sleep inducing chemical.
7. Helps to Prevent Cognitive Decline
Acupuncture is believed to relieve aging-related cognitive decline symptoms as it stimulates neural responses in parts of the brain that are especially affected by Parkinson’s disease.
8. Pregnancy, Labour & Postpartum Health
A treatment frequently recommended by many doctors, acupuncture aims to reduce stress, ease the anxiety, create hormonal balance and ease the pains associated with pregnancy. The best part is that it’s considered a safe treatment for pregnant women and treats the emotional, as well as physical, strains on the body that pregnancy brings.