It is not a secret that for many people visiting the doctor is torture, simply because they do not like it, because they get used to living with pain, because of false beliefs, or because they believe that getting old implies the word pain. The truth is that a simple visit to the specialist could significantly improve your quality of life.
In some cases, due to ignorance of the pathology or the false belief that going to the doctor can be quite expensive, many patients do not receive the appropriate treatment capable of reducing pain and slowing down its evolution.
For some time, medicine has evolved in all its fields, to such an extent that conventional medicine is added to the so-called alternative medicine, which combined achieves amazing results in various pathologies. This stream is known as Integrative Medicine.
Acupuncture, for example, is a technique not only to relieve chronic pain but in some cases, it has been proven that it manages to completely eradicate it.
Needles for pain?
The practice that many people refer to these days, known as acupuncture for living pain free may intrigue you, but it is worth asking these questions: could it actually help me with pain? Is it better to try or continue with the pain?
This traditional Chinese technique is born from the conception of the body as a network of interconnected points through which energy flows. When a blockage or stagnation of that energy occurs in a channel, that is when diseases occur.
Acupuncture consists of stimulating anatomical locations on the skin through the insertion of metal needles. Its placement in specific areas of the body allows better electrical conduction capable of provoking biological responses in the patient.
In this way, stimuli are provoked in the nervous, hormonal and immunological systems that manage to return the desired balance to the body.
The World Health Organization has qualified this technique as an effective option against pain. In addition, it has been established that it is effective in at least 49 diseases and disorders.
Especially it has shown great benefits in the treatment of low back pain, postoperative pain, fibromyalgia, and neuropathic, joint and musculoskeletal pain.
For its part, UNESCO declared it in 2010 as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Benefits of acupuncture
Acupuncture has been shown to have benefits in the treatment of chronic pain, but also in improving physical recovery, digestion, or reducing stress, anxiety, and depression.
It improves the circulation of the body since it regulates the blood flow favoring the contribution of nutrients and oxygen in the organism.
Decide to live without pain
If you decide to give yourself a chance with acupuncture, it is convenient to follow the recommendations of the specialist, remember that there will always be people or supposed medical centers that promise miraculous solutions.
Talk to your doctor, clear all your doubts regarding this treatment, and remember that maintaining a healthy weight and exercising regularly helps in the recovery of health.
Be cautious. Some acupuncturists may offer you questionable herbal treatments.
Give it time. The pain will not go away as if by magic, you may need several sessions before you notice any improvement in symptoms.