The Many Gifts of Acupuncture St Helens to Health

Acupuncture St Helens has so many benefits for the human being, much more than its association with mere pain relief.  For more than 2000 years, this treatment combined with herbal medicine was the primary form of healthcare by one of the most civilized, if not the most civilized culture then, the Chinese empire.

Acupuncture’s fundamental theory is balancing the energy of the body to maintain or restore health.  This may sound simple but it is a very sound concept since every physical or emotional dysfunction, disease or injury can be seen as an imbalance in a particular body system or organ.   In this perspective, acupuncture can potentially treat any issues a person may be suffering from.  However, there are diseases and disorders that acupuncture cannot treat.  One of these is cancer. Yet, even with cancer, acupuncture can still benefit the cancer patient by easing or removing some of its symptoms and the side effects that mainstream medicine strangely deems as therapies for cancer; chemotherapy and radiation.

Acupuncture is extremely effective against health problems not clearly understood by conventional medicine.  Western medical science needs to figure out a definitive cause to treat a disorder. Traditional Chinese medicine or TCM, on the other hand achieves diagnosis using a simpler approach.  TCM comes up with a diagnosis by seeing the disorder as imbalances in the body.  This approach enables the acupuncturist to come up with a diagnosis and thus a proper treatment method all the time.

One fine example of this difference in diagnostics is diagnosing Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Conventional Western medical science still has no definite etiology of IBS, as shown by its title, which merely describes the primary symptom.  If one is suffering an alternating condition of diarrhea and constipation, then, of course, the bowels are likely to experience irritability.  By using a millennia year old approach to diagnosis, IBS sufferers will discover a unique kind of relief that is extremely effective and natural as acupuncture.

TCM and Western medical science are both in consensus that stress plays a large part in many types of ailments, sickness and disorders.  One of the great gifts of acupuncture is its ability to address the symptoms caused by stress without any need for Western pharmaceutical drugs, which does nothing really but mask the symptoms. What’s more, these drugs cause more harm than good by causing side effects to the body.

An acupuncturist knows that needle treatment is only part of the whole treatment course of acupuncture.  Acupuncturists will recommend diet and lifestyle modifications if they observe that these factors are the causes of the patient’s health problem.  By following, their advice and with proper needle therapy, the patient will enjoy good emotional, mental and physical health all the time.