Acupuncturist administering treatment on a person's back with needles in place

If you are interested in holistic, natural medical treatments, you have probably heard of acupuncture before. When you think of this ancient practice, you most likely picture the sight of a practitioner putting thin needles into a patient – and, if you’ve never done it before, this thought might sound unfamiliar and intimidating. But, you should know that there are heaps of incredible benefits to this natural medical practice that can improve your health and your life. 

There’s a good reason why people have been practicing this medical treatment for thousands of years – because it greatly benefits your health when done correctly! This wonderful treatment can help you deal with a plethora of different kinds of medical conditions, from insomnia to chronic pain; from muscle ache to digestion problems, from cold to general wellness; all without the need for hard-to-pronounce chemicals and pills. 

So, what exactly is this treatment, and why should you try it yourself?

What Is Acupuncture?

This practice involves inserting very fine needles into specific points in the human body. A trained acupuncturist will insert these needles into your body to stimulate certain nerves and muscles, activating a response from your body.

Some believe that these needles activate your body’s internal energy, and by tapping into this energy, you can rebalance and improve your life force. It is also believed that these fine needles stimulate specific nerves in your body, activating your body’s natural painkillers. This, in turn, assists in managing conditions that may be causing you pain.

Why Should I Try Acupuncture Myself?

Those accustomed to treating health conditions with chemicals and medicines may question the tangible benefits of this practice. They may think, “Can thin needles truly provide the same benefits as prescription pills?” In reality, when performed correctly, this ancient treatment has shown to be highly beneficial.

Five of the best reasons you should know about are:

It’s Relaxing. Many of us experience a sense of unease when we think about needles pricking our skin, so the concept of multiple needles may initially appear daunting. However, it is important to note that the needles used by acupuncturists are incredibly thin and fine, resulting in minimal sensation upon insertion for many individuals. In fact, some people report feeling absolutely no pain at all. 

When you let yourself relax and take in the calming atmosphere of the acupuncture room, you can begin to truly feel the stress leaving you, even if only for a little while. This treatment promotes relaxation and calmness despite any issues you’re facing in your life. 

It Can Give You More Energy. This practice has also demonstrated the ability to increase people’s energy levels. By activating your body’s energy levels and nerves, you can feel rejuvenated and ready to take on the world once more.

If you want to enhance your energy boost even further, you can also explore Chinese herbal medicine. This form of medicine tailors to each individual patient, resulting in a highly personalized and attentive practice.

It Can Improve Your Sleep. Around one-quarter of all adults in New Zealand suffer from insomnia or other forms of chronic sleep problems. Good sleep is essential to your health, so you can imagine how troubling this can be. Luckily, with acupuncture, you can improve the quality of your sleep without taking any sleep aids. 

If you are one of these people who suffer from poor sleep, you should try this treatment. Good sleep can boost your energy, better your health and overall improve your life. 

It Can Reduce Pain. One of the main reasons why most people try this treatment is to fight chronic pain. Bodily pain can genuinely hinder someone’s life and make even simple tasks difficult to do, so trying to reduce or cure it is very important. Because this practice aims to balance your body’s nerve system and natural painkillers, it can help patients reduce their body pain. 

It Can Improve Your Immune System. Stimulating your body’s nerves and energy can also boost your immune system, prevent you from frequently getting sick, and help you recover sooner. In fact, using both this treatment and Chinese herbal medicine at the same time can truly help you stay healthy and happy.

Who should I consult if I’m interested in acupuncture in New Zealand?

Are you ready to try this wonderful treatment for the first time? Or have you tried it before and are looking for excellent new practitioners to treat you in New Zealand? If you are, we encourage you to reach out to our skilled team at Happipuncture. We are excited to provide our wide range of services to individuals in New Zealand who are interested in natural, holistic medicinal treatments.

Along with this incredible treatment, we are also happy to offer Chinese herbal medicine consultations, therapeutic massages, cosmetic acupuncture and more. For more information on what we can do to help you be as healthy as you can be, please give us a call at 09-2182992

Improve your health and be the best you that you can be with acupuncture and other treatments from us at Happipuncture.