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Is Acupuncture the Miracle Remedy for Everything?

June 29, 2023
Is Acupuncture the Miracle Remedy for Everything?

Is acupuncture the miracle remedy for everything?

For those new to holistic treatment, acupuncture can seem terrifying. There is simply no way that pressing needles into the skin can possibly make you feel better. It is 2023, and it is no longer the overtly painful procedure that has been haunting you for ages. Today, individuals swear by acupuncture therapy, calling it a ‘miracle’ for improving the quality of life. The reality is that most people resort to acupuncture at least once in their lives, as it can treat everything from allergies to depression. Let us dive in and explore more about acupuncture, the ‘cure-all’ treatment for all health concerns.

Acupuncture Physiotherapy

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medicine-based process for treating a number of illnesses that involves inserting needles into precise spots on the skin. It is a technique for stimulating nerve-rich areas of the skin’s surface to alter glands, tissues, organs, and several physiological processes.

Each acupuncture needle causes a tiny amount of damage at the insertion site, which, whilst minor enough to cause little to no discomfort, serves as a signal to the body that it must respond. This response encompasses immune system stimulation, increased circulation to the area, wound healing, and pain relief.

What does acupuncture do?

Here are some of the ailments that can be treated with acupuncture massage:

  • Allergies
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Hypertension
  • Acupuncture for nerve pain
  • Chronic pain, often in the back, head, and knees
  • Hypertension
  • Acupuncture for depression
  • Morning sickness
  • Sprains
  • Strokes
  • Menstrual cramps and PMS
  • Acupuncture for tendonitis

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has listed several conditions in which acupuncture has been proven effective. These include:

  • Painful periods
  • Acupuncture for tennis elbow
  • Sprains
  • Acupuncture for migraines
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting
  • High and low blood pressure
  • Sciatica
  • Morning sickness
  • Acupuncture for arthritis
  • Facial pain
  • Acupuncture for headaches
  • Dental pain
  • Inducing labour
  • Acupuncture for stress

Some studies even suggest the potential ability of acupuncture to heal cancer. However, additional research is required to confirm its uses.

What can you expect during an acupuncture session?

The acupuncturist will review your health background and current problems. They’ll also perform an examination to better assess your physical concerns. They might also examine your tongue, with which the therapists can identify any imbalances in your body. Based on the examination, they’ll pick the right spots to inject needles into. They listen to your concerns and take the utmost care of the issue you’re having as well as any underlying illnesses that might be related.

The acupuncturist will place needles into numerous spots on your body known as meridians whilst you are lying down or sitting on a table. These are the body’s energy conduits and the sessions typically last 20 to 30 minutes, depending on your treatment. To promote relaxation, the acupuncturist frequently turns down the lights and plays soothing music. Throughout your session, they’ll stop by and see how you’re doing to ensure your comfort. Due to its relaxing ability, some patients even tend to doze off whilst receiving the treatment.

Acupuncture Treatment


Acupuncture offers most people a definite sense of balance and harmony, and it just feels good. You may also feel weary following treatment and notice changes in your daily activities, such as in the pattern of your sleeping or eating, or nothing at all. Seek professional acupuncture treatment from the experts by visiting Southgate Physio, a leading health clinic treating a number of health concerns. Schedule an appointment with a trained acupuncturist and discuss your health concerns. Based on your physical concern, seek acupuncture treatment and attain relief from your pain.

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