Acupuncture uses the body’s own natural energy to improve healing and alleviate pain. It treats almost any sort of musculoskeletal injury as well as a variety of other conditions. Most people are familiar that acupuncture helps with pain and healing from injuries. Acupuncture can also be used to bring the body back to a better balance and promote healthy functioning of any of the body’s systems. Therefore, it can treat a variety of conditions that you may be unaware of.
While the following list is by no means comprehensive, it gives an idea of the breadth of conditions that acupuncture can treat:
- arthritis (joint pain)
- anxiety disorders / stress management
- back pain (lumbago)
- digestive disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), chronic constipation or diarrhea
- restless leg syndrome (RLS)
- seasonal affective disorder (SAD)