Originating back thousands of years ago, acupuncture is a one of the major modalities of Chinese Medicine that works incredibly well to suit the needs of modern men. It is rooted in the Oriental philosophy and tradition that views human being as a unique whole within nature and Universe itself, and this is where help with our health should be sought from to reinstate the homoeostatic balance of the body and mind. By so doing, we are not only able to improve our health physically, but change our deep seated physiological and emotional disbalances, manifesting as either acute or chronic health condition.
1. Acupuncture improves your immune system. If you suffer from frequent colds, flu or low energy levels, it is a sign that your immune system is not strong enough to fend off the intruders, such as viruses, bacteria and other pathogens. Having regular acupuncture treatments preventatively will strengthen your natural immunity, as it is scientifically proven that acupuncture increases the production of white blood cells moderating the immune system.
2. Acupuncture helps you manage stress and stress associated symptoms, especially anxiety. One of the major contributing factors to acute and chronic health issues is not only the amount of stress we face in daily life, but also how we react to it, and how we process it. Stress is an unavoidable fact of life and different people view different situations as stressful. By having regular acupuncture, your hormonal dis balance will be modified and you will be more relaxed, sleep better and any pains you experience will be reduced. This is a result of the acupuncture’s activation of the parasympathetic nervous system overriding the stress activated sympathetic nervous system.
3. Acupuncture helps manage pain. This is the area where most modern medical research has been done, and it was concluded that acupuncture moderates pain by triggering the release of endorphins and changes the processing of the pain in the brain and spinal cord. It improves the local micro circulation in the area treated, dispersing swelling and bruising, if any. At the same time, need for medication is reduced, so secondary complaints induced by medication therapy may be improved, too. In some Western European countries, acupuncture is used within mainstream medicine institutions as a complementary medicine of choice, better and longer lasting pain relief for patients experiencing chronic pain.
4. Acupuncture helps in weight management. Having regular acupuncture treatment, metabolic function is improved by stimulating the transformation and transportation of nutrients, resulting in better absorption as well. The sense of hunger is reduced, as the adequate digestion and absorption means that foods ingested are utilized to their maximum and hunger between meals is reduced. For those experiencing cravings for certain foods, acupuncture restores this disbalance and once regulated, leads to better eating habits, more varied diet, better digestion and evacuation and better energy levels, too.
5. Acupuncture is a major supporting medicine model to both male and female fertility issues. If you are planning to start a family, and even before you think you might need checking over as it is taking you a little while to get there, have acupuncture. It helps such a wide range of issues, from regulation of menstrual cycles, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), endometryosis, anouvulation, to improving both egg and sperm quality in male partner and even assist in conceptions following the reversal of vasectomies in men. The complete benefit package of acupuncture in reproductive medicine is beyond the scope of this article. However, it is worth mentioning that, besides anatomical irregularities that might exist in either or both partners, there isn’t an aspect of reproductive physiology where acupuncture may not improve your chances of pregnancy very significantly.