Acupuncture in North Melbourne is becoming increasingly popular due to the myriad of health benefits that it brings. Archaeological evidence dates acupuncture to around 100 BC, but it’s highly likely that it could have existed long before then.
When a medical practice sticks around for over 2,000 years, you can be pretty sure that it yields some great health benefits. This article is going to cover the mechanism that allows it to work, why it’s a great choice, and some of the conditions that it can treat.
Why Does Acupuncture Work
At the surface, it may seem like acupuncture is a rather peculiar treatment since it literally consists of sticking needles into your body — something that most people are reluctant to go for. That being said, there’s actual science behind acupuncture.
Acupuncture works by activating the self-healing mechanisms that are already in your body, thus encouraging the rapid repair of any existing damage. Think of it as applying red tape to a cracked window so that the maintenance team knows to swap the pane out.
Why You Should Go For Acupuncture
Some people wonder why they’d ever resort to needles when they can just get some OTC drugs to numb the pain. While you could do that, we just don’t think it makes sense to rely on pharmaceuticals when your body already has the capability to fix these problems on its own.
It’s widely known that acupuncture can help with things like depression and anxiety, but it can also remedy milder mental woes such as burnout. Acupuncture even boosts your energy which will help you chew through work faster.
Acupuncture can help with sciatica — which is pain that affects your sciatic nerve. This pain can affect both your lower back and hips. You may also experience weakness in one of your legs as a result. To learn more about sciatica, check out our blog post on it here.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease — often shortened to COPD — is a long-term disease that currently affects over 15 million people in the US alone and over 250 million worldwide. A study is already ongoing to gauge acupuncture’s effectiveness against COPD.
Four randomized controlled trials found that acupuncture could relieve pain in those suffering from dysmenorrhoea — more commonly referred to as menstrual cramps. One professor in London even said that period pain can be as bad as a heart attack, so it’s nothing to scoff at.
The Best Acupuncture in North Melbourne
Our clinic provides the best acupuncture services in all of Melbourne. Don’t hesitate to give us a call at (03) 9328-1151 or visit our North Melbourne clinic at 452 Victoria St. We’ll be sure to give you nothing but the highest level of care so that you’ll feel like a million dollars in no time at all.
The clinic is led by Dr Robert McMahon — the director and principal osteopath at North Melbourne Osteopathy — who first got into the field after the treatment helped him recover from a career-ending cricket injury two decades ago.