The Benefits of Acupuncture

by in Acupuncture, Acupuncture Benefits November 3, 2018
“​How can Acupuncture help me?” That’s often something that is heard from patients new to Acupuncture. It has been proven that patients experience the benefits of improved physical, mental, and emotional health, especially when they receive Acupuncture treatments regularly. 
​ In addition to relief of the symptoms that prompted their visit, they often experience the following:
  • Natural balance achieved
  • Money saved through reductions in long-term healthcare costs
  • Less frequently ill and faster recovery time
  • Happiness, as well as greater ease and peace in life
  • Empowerment and greater success in managing their own health.
  • Deeper and more harmonious relationships with others.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has endorsed Acupuncture treatment for over 40 conditions. This includes but is not limited to all types of pain, high blood pressure, digestive and gastrointestinal issues, menstrual disorders, respiratory disorders, addictions, depression, anxiety, and insomnia. A recent article written by a first-time Acupuncture patient also details the benefits of treatment as: ​ ~Preventive medicine to maintain health and wellness, naturally. ~Stress reductions & prevention, which also wards of common signs of aging. ~Empowerment: to better understand your body and mind. Chinese Medicine has the capacity to address many health concerns that often elude a precise medical diagnosis. This is because the whole ecology of the person is strengthened, and symptoms often dissipate or become manageable in the process.
MaryFatimah Weening, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac.
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About MaryFatimah Weening, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac.
MaryFatimah has practiced acupuncture for over 10 years, and is licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine, and nationally board-certified by the NCCAOM. She holds a B.A. from Smith College, and a Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Maryland University of Integrative Health.
  1. You make a great point that acupuncture helps to reduce stress as well as prevent it in the future. Acupuncture could be a huge benefit for me because I have been dealing with a lot of stress in my life for the past few years and finding ways to prevent this stress would be very helpful. Also, the fact that it empowers you to understand your body and your mind means that acupuncture would provide mental as well as physical benefits for me!

  2. I have never gotten acupuncture work done. I think it would be a great idea for me too. I could really use the happiness and natural balance that comes with it. I will have to keep that in mind and look into getting it done.

  3. The acupuncture therapy has been used in Asia for more than a century. Now it is widely accepted by other societies and culture as well. It maintains bodily fluid balance by activating vital points of the various parts of the body. It is fast and cost effective treatment as well.

  4. I liked what you said about this helping to reduce stress. I never thought of acupuncture as a way to reduce stress in my life, but it’s definitely an idea that I can get behind. It would be nice to have a way to reduce stress while also addressing some other things that acupuncture can help with.

    • MaryFatimah Weening, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac. February 25, 2019 at 2:02 am

      Hi, Gerty! Stress relief is one of the great gifts of Acupuncture treatment. Often times a patient will come in for a specific physical complaint – such as low back pain and notice that their emotions and stress and tied into their physical symptoms. Stress can be a root cause of pain in some cases. Many people find that when they get acupuncture, they have less pain and also feel calmer and more peaceful in general.

  5. My sister was thinking about getting acupuncture a little while ago. I wanted to learn a little more about this idea and explore the benefits. Having a way to naturally prevent unhealthy inhabitants of your body is a great idea.

    • MaryFatimah Weening, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac. February 25, 2019 at 1:58 am

      Hello, Camille, that’s great that you both are considering acupuncture as a way to re-gain and maintain good health. We offer complimentary consultations in office or over the phone to help answer any questions you may have. You can schedule a complimentary consult on our online booking page.

  6. Thanks for writing up!! Acupuncture is widely used for chronic pain. The aim of the study was to assess the effectiveness of acupuncture as a treatment of chronic pain, within the context of the methodological quality of the studies. Complementary medicine databases, bibliographies, and articles were searched.

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