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June 15, 2017 by
According to the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, more than three million adults receive acupuncture therapy on a yearly basis. Does this number surprise you?

It may seem higher than you thought it would be, but acupuncture is something that has been rising in popularity, especially in recent years.

The World Health Organization notes that the practice has the ability to treat more than 40 common health issues – ranging from gastrointestinal disorders to chronic pain to anxiety to circulatory disorders – and a lot of things in between!

Because acupuncture has become a force to be reckoned with in the world of health, we wanted to share with you five reasons we think it’s worth giving a try. Keep reading to learn more!

It supports and strengthens the immune system

Everyone is always looking to heighten their immune system, right?

Acupuncture helps to do just that, helping to both fight and prevent illness. This is because our digestive system, skin, and lymphatic systems are all vital parts of the immune system that can sometimes be compromised due to disease and/or medications we ingest.

There is also the factor of our lifestyle choices – like diet, stress, or a lack of sleep – which all have an effect on those systems and on the immune system. To strengthen our immunity, acupuncture works to find a treat underlying imbalances that could be negatively affecting our “Qi” – which is our vital energy or power.

This helps correct the root causes of whatever may be plaguing or diminishing your immune system, allowing you to live a happier and healthier life!

Acupuncture is safe and does not cause pain

Since 1996, the tools used in acupuncture – classified acupuncture needles designated as medical instruments – were certified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

All needles used by a qualified practitioner are one-time use only and sterile, which ensures that they do not carry any risk of infection. These needles are about ten times smaller than the average hypodermic needle, meaning that they are about the size of a cat’s whisker. Notably, they are also very flexible. These traits allow the entry of these needles to be pain-free.

It reduces stress, cravings, anxiety, and depression

Acupuncture works to treat patients for stress, anxiety, depression, and to even diminish food cravings. Because this practice encourages the natural functions of the body to work the way they are intended to, it prevents organs from being blocked from the nourishment they require, which is a root cause behind your body being in stress.

Experts believe that adequately balancing one’s “Qi” will empower the body to function properly and the balance to reduce anxiety, stress, cravings, and depression.

Acupuncture may seem like a practice that is a little, “out there”, but it is actually something that is becoming more and more common. It is also a practice with a wide range of benefits as well as abundant research behind it. Try something new today and use acupuncture to feel healthier and more balanced!

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