Six Benefits of Acupuncture
Six benefits of Acupuncture
At the Deansgate Osteopathic Clinic Acupuncture is gaining wider and wider recognition on its use and its benefits, here’s a few of the common ones our Acupuncturist Martine Duma sees in Bolton.
Up to half a million people in the UK experience work-related stress every year, which often results in illness.(Health and Safety Executive 2011) Other factors that affect stress levels include alcohol, smoking, exams, pregnancy, divorce, moving, death in family, lifestyle, drugs, poor nutrition and unemployment.
The signs of stress can vary from one individual to the next.(NHS Choices 2011) They may manifest physically as an illness, tiredness or lethargy, or as symptoms such as sore, tight muscles, dull skin, lank hair, or erratic sleep patterns. Mental stress can result in depression, mood swings, anger, frustration, confusion, paranoid behaviour, jealousy or withdrawal.
Back pain relief
The number one reason for visiting Deansgate Osteopathic Clinic, thousands of people in the UK suffer from back pain. This type of back pain is very difficult to cure with conventional western medicine methods, as it is difficult to pinpoint the cause of the pain, time and resource constraints can also influence recovery. This is why many people turn to alternative medicine to successfully treat their back pain. In a study undertaken by The Independent, trials among 1,100 patients who suffered from chronic lower back pain showed that almost half of them found that their pain had improved from the use of acupuncture, compared with just over a quarter of those who used modern treatments.
Acupuncture does not make you lose weight but it can help the journey run a little smoother, and If you are prepared to make some lifestyle changes then acupuncture is a great way to help you. Losing weight should not be a quick fix its about understanding you and your body then to tailor treatment specific to your needs.
Sleep disorders and insomnia is experienced many sufferers, often the idea of sleeping pills is not agreeable or a natural alternative is wanted. Acupuncture can help to aid sleep as it helps to increase the flow of blood around your body as well as clear up your sinuses – two common reasons why many of our clients struggle to get to sleep at night.
Acupuncture helps to stimulate the nervous system and help to ease the symptoms of chronic headaches and migraines.
Many migraine sufferers have reported a decrease in the amount of days that they have suffered from a migraine with continued acupuncture treatments.
Menopause and the relief of symptoms
The natural menopause usually occurs for women between the ages of 45 and 55, this means that millions of women each year experience uncomfortable and emotional symptoms, hot flushes and mood swings.
Acupuncture can help to regulate body temperature and therefore can ease those annoying hot flushes for up to three months after the treatment! Acupuncture also helps with mood swings as it regulates the neurotransmitters in your brain, giving you a lift and feeling a little happier.
If you want to book in to see an Acupuncturist in Bolton
contact Deansgate Osteopathic Clinic Tel: 01204 522133
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Further reading and reference to research can be found at www.acupuncture.org.uk and nhs choices.