Acupuncture is excellent at pain relief and decreasing muscle spasm. It is very good at improving blood flow to an area, potentially “pushing out” fluids that may contain biochemicals that cause pain and discomfort. Include relief from stress, anxiety, chronic pain, headaches and migraines, heartburn and other digestive discomfort, fibromyalgia, nausea and vomiting, the effects of radiation, insomnia, menstrual symptoms, osteoarthritis, and dental pain; it can also aid with weight loss and boost the efficacy of pharmaceuticals, thus allowing for lower or less frequent doses.
The advantage of Acupuncture is that it can work into tissues that are relatively deeper. For example to access small muscles that are deep such as the multifidus in the spine, needles are more appropriate than using fingers, elbows or palms to access these structures. Acupuncture can directly influence structures with a greater impact such as nerves and blood vessels. These are two of the advantages of Acupuncture.