Did you know that Indians have been using Ayurvedic medicine for over 2,000 years? Ayurvedic medicine strives to strike a balance of the mind, body, and spirit. In lamest terms, most Americans would consider it a form of “alternative medicine.” According to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), popular treatments include massage, herbal treatments, and acupuncture.
Acupuncture, in particular, is getting a lot of attention. In 2007, a National Health Interview Survey revealed that as many as 3.1 million American adults and 150,000 children received acupuncture treatments. Why are more Americans turning to acupuncture to soothe hurts, and more, especially in Seattle, Washington?
A “Cure All,” or All Around Fix
No single treatment or cure, as of yet, can be heralded as a panacea, but acupuncture comes pretty close. Seattle acupuncture, and acupuncture all around the world, is being used as a treatment for anxiety, back pain, arthritis, depression, and nausea. Acupuncture is also a popular treatment for fatigue, and targeting the body’s crucial points can help temporarily relieve symptoms of seasonal allergies, or hay fever. Ongoing research suggests that acupuncture may even speed up weight loss, and aid overall weight management.
Low Risk Treatments
Need a fix or treatment for shoulder pain? Acupuncture sessions are not covered by most insurance policies, but they are relatively low cost. Sessions run $50 to $125 each, and offer long lasting relief, with only a few, mild side effects. A good deal of Americans do not experience any side effects at all. Among 1,422 kids and teens surveyed for acupuncture side effects, only 168 reported feeling mild repercussions from treatment. Although side effects are not always likely to occur, a bit of fatigue, soreness, and bruising are completely normal, and nothing to worry about.
Whether you are seeking treatment for chronic pains, seasonal allergies, or weight management, acupuncture treatment in Seattle, and all over the world, is low risk, and offers something for everyone. Read more here.