At Bangkok Hospital Siriroj in Phuket the ancient practice of acupuncture is paired with modern of techniques and precision to become even more effective at curing illnesses and relieving pain. Here are 10 conditions that acupuncture can alleviate:
Headaches and migraines
At their worst, chronic migraines can be debilitating, preventing the afflicted from going about their daily lives. Acupuncture has been consistently shown to offer relief.
According to some studies, roughly 40 percent of adults will suffer from insomnia at some point in their lives. As anyone who has ever struggled to sleep on a regular basis will attest, the prolonged effects can be damaging to mental and physical health, as well as both personal and professional relationships. Unlike sleeping pills, acupuncture won’t leave patients groggy in the morning.
The jury is still out as to whether or not acupuncture can be used to treat depression, but some studies have shown promising results. Since many commonly used antidepressant medications come with unpleasant side effects, more and more patients are turning to alternative medical treatments including acupuncture.
Nausea and vomiting
Whether an individual or a cancer patient fighting to maintain weight during chemotherapy, constant nausea is a serious burden to bear. There is considerable evidence that acupuncture and acupressure can help.
Joint inflammation and the ensuing stiffness, reduced ease of mobility, and mild to severe pain are often viewed as an inevitable byproduct of old age. While there isn’t conclusive evidence that proves that acupuncture can help with rheumatoid arthritis, many patients have reported less pain after treatment.
Contrary to what the name might suggest, tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is not limited to athletes who play tennis; it affects men and women of all ages. Repetitive motion in both the wrists and the arms leads to this painful tendon condition, which acupuncture can treat.
Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever)
As anyone who suffers from hay fever, or seasonal allergic rhinitis, knows, the constant sneezing, itchy eyes, and runny nose that accompany this condition are a major hassle. Unlike common over-the-counter medications, acupuncture can reduce symptoms without inducing drowsiness.
Lower back pain
Many people experience lower back pain at some point in their lives. Acupuncture provides a safe alternative to commonly prescribed painkillers.
Knee and joint pain
If you’re recovering from knee surgery or struggling with joint pain, acupuncture may be able to help in combination with physiotherapy.
Because fibromyalgia manifests in a variety of symptoms, often including crippling, ongoing pain, it can be difficult to treat. Acupuncture may not work for every patient in this case, but many have found it helpful.