5 Acupuncture Myths Debunked

Acupuncture is an old tradition that’s been used for over 2,500 years and is practiced around the world. However, many do not understand the technique and have misconceptions that keep them from trying acupuncture as a way to relieve their stress, pain or tension. If you’re worried about what the practice entails or you have heard disputes about its effectiveness, read on. We’ve debunked five of the most common myths surrounding Chinese acupuncture.

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Acupuncture Has Been Used Successfully For Over 2,500 Years

There are many medical conditions from which people suffer which can be treated without using modern-day medicines and surgery, but by using therapies that have been around for 2,500 years and more, such as acupuncture. The Chinese have been using acupuncture for all that time, and if it didn’t work it would have been quietly dropped long ago. However, the truth is that after a New York Times journalist was taken ill in China back in 1971 and subsequently wrote of his experiences, acupuncture has taken off in the West as well.

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One Of The Major Causes Of Infertility Is Stress

More and more couples in the Western world are suffering from infertility in the 21st century, and it is a fact that doctors don’t know why. Furthermore, it is affecting both sexes. The sperm count of males is reducing, while at the same time more couples are leaving it until later in life to start a family as they try to boost their careers and establish a sound financial footing before doing so.

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The Part Played By Chinese Herbs In Traditional Chinese Medicine

At Acubody, our therapists use a lot of bodywork, which in plain English covers various forms of massage, combined with Chinese therapies such as acupuncture and Chinese herbs in London.

Traditional Chinese Medicine, also known by the abbreviation TCM, dates back at least 2,000 years and much of it may be older than that. Although it is that old, it has only gained traction in the West in the last 50 years and is now the subject of numerous studies in order to provide scientific evidence of what works, and possibly what does not.

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A Sports Massage Can Make A Considerable Difference

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When you suffer from any sort of sports injury it can be painful. Furthermore, it can mean that you won’t be able to go out and play your sport again tomorrow. Or possibly not even next week, or even for a month. It depends on the extent of the injury, and the tissue and muscle or muscles which have been damaged.

There is absolutely no doubt that rest and recuperation can aid recovery from sports injuries, but most people – especially professionals – need to get back to playing their sport as soon as possible. Even if you are not a professional, when you take part in a sport for the purpose of enjoyment and also with the object of keeping your body fit, you will still want to get back to your sport as soon as you can.

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The Use Of Myofascial Release For Back Pain And Other Injuries

It has been estimated that at some point during their lives, four out of every five people will suffer from some sort of back pain. Somewhat strangely, this may occur more between the ages of 35 and 65, but this may be a result of an individual’s occupation. In fact, it has also been reported that back pain is the second most common reason people in the UK visit their GP’s, with some 7 million visits a year.

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Decrease Stress With Acupuncture and Healthy Sleep Habits

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If you’re feeling stressed, you may find it difficult to sleep. Stress is a common culprit for sleepless nights — and unfortunately, sleep deprivation can make stress even worse.

Decreasing stress with acupuncture and healthy sleep habits can help you break the cycle of stress and sleep. When you decrease stress, you can sleep better, and when you sleep better, you’re in a better position to manage stress in a healthy way.

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The Uses of Sports Massage In London

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When you take part in any sorts of sport which involve physical activity – and the majority do – there can be stress on the body which can range from mild to severe. Some sports such as pheasant shooting, for instance, do not require much physical activity, but others involve a lot: even sports such as snooker and darts can require a lot of repetitive actions, and in the case of snooker this can be over a period of several hours.

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