We will need a lot of space and time if we are to discuss all the benefits that acupuncture has to offer people (and even animals). The list of benefits is detailed and long and so, I will only need to point out the health conditions that commonly occurs that make you want to seek the help of an acupuncturist.

These days, we are usually caught with our everyday busy never ending daily routine. This can involve juggling between family, job and all other aspects of that constitute our everyday lives. We become so tied up that we don’t have enough time to enjoy life anymore. This can have an adverse effect on our lives and makes it even harder to deal with stress. Acupuncture is a potent way of treating stress and preventing the rise of stress-related diseases.

Dealing with Stress

Being a proven modality for stress, acupuncture can help restore balance in our body, which besides the removal of stress, can help us also overcome health problems related to stress. The reason why acupuncture is so affective in relieving stress is that it not only addresses the symptoms but also the underlying factor(s) causing the symptoms.

Managing Pain through Acupuncture

All of us experiences discomfort and pain during our lifetime. Acupuncture helps alleviate chronic and acute pain conditions and activates the brain into releasing hormones and chemicals (endorphins) that serve as the body’s own natural opiates. Endorphins are natural pain relieving substances that cause us to feel relaxed and calm.

Acupuncture has the capacity to speed up recovery after any disease or injury.

Face Lift/ Cosmetic Effect

During the past few decades, there has been talk about acupuncture’s use for rejuvenating the face. If you want to look many years younger and enhance your overall look, there are several ways of doing so. Being one of the oldest methods for looking young, acupuncture is also one of the easiest and safest ways to make you look five or even ten years younger. One needs to remember though, that in order to attain these results, a person may need to undergo a minimum of ten acupuncture sessions plus continuing care by his/her practitioner.

Weight Loss and Acupuncture

We need to point out that acupuncture will not make you lose weight directly but it can set you on the right path. A few of the reasons why people find it very hard to stick to any diet is due to the difficulty in controlling their cravings and changing their lifestyle.

Acupuncture can help by relieving stress, lessening your appetite, and controlling your cravings. Emotional eaters stand to gain the most from this treatment. When you’re able to reduce your appetite and learn how to control your craving for food. It will be easier to lose weight and attain wellness.

Acupuncture Treatment for Tobacco Addiction

A lot of people are unaware that acupuncture is a very important tool to help you stop smoking. Acupuncture per se will not make you quit, but it will guide you on the road to smoking cessation. It helps by reducing withdrawal symptoms related to nicotine addiction such as emotional distress, restlessness, insomnia, anxiety, and stress. This treatment is a great way to make those symptoms more controllable and easier to handle. And so, if you’re really serious in kicking your smoking habit, the first thing you need to do is to seek an acupuncturist who can set you on the right track to wellness.

Christina Prieto is an Orlando acupuncturist, a certified Yoga instructor and the founder of Harmony Wellness Center in Central Florida.