Science-Based Benefits of Acupuncture & Acupressure Therapy
Research shows acupuncture & acupressure therapy can be an effective holistic treatment for everyday illnesses.
Acupuncture and acupressure can make you feel good, and there's scientific evidence to back that up.
According to a recent article in Rodale News, PA— more attention could be paid to measures that would vastly improve the population's health, including alternative therapies that could "wean people off expensive medication." Though some alternative therapies such as acupuncture and acupressure are really effective alternatives to drugs and medication, a large part part of the reason such treatments get short shrift is that doctors are generally unaware of the science behind them.
They presented a few scientifically studied ways that acupuncture therapy, one of the worlds most popular forms of alternative medicine, can alleviate chronic health problems:
Here are 3 excepts:
#1: Eases your aching back. The use of acupuncture and acupressure therapy to successfully relieve chronic back pain is well documented in scientific literature, and it is the leading reason that people acupuncturists. "A study published in May's issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine even found that people who were given "simulated acupuncture," where pressure was place on certain acupuncture points but no needles were actually used, saw as much as a 15 percent greater improvement in their symptoms, than people who were taking medications and undergoing standard chiropractic care."
#2: Dulls persistent headaches. A review of 22 studies showed that acupuncture therapy is an effective treatment for existing headaches and was effective at preventing tension headaches and migraines from becoming a problem.
#3: Counteracts the effects of radiation. According to the Rodale news article, "A review of studies published in CA, a journal of the American Cancer Society, found that people undergoing radiation treatment perceived fewer negative side effects of radiation" when using acupuncture as a complementary medicine treatment.
It also says that acupuncture therapies can help with weight loss and obesity, boost the effectiveness of pharmaceuticals, and alleviated heartburn and indigestion.
Acupuncture and acupressure has been used for thousands of years in Asia and has time tested results that are now starting to be recognized by western doctors and proven scientifically.