One of the most common questions I get from clients in my clinic is “What does acupuncture treat?” The fact is that acupuncture can be beneficial for nearly anything that goes wrong with the health of the human body including mental and emotional imbalances.
The reason this ancient therapy is beneficial for such a wide variety of imbalances is that it is designed to help the body reach an overall equilibrium. Acupuncture has what can be called a nonspecific, homeostatic effect on the entire person. In other words, it can help to normalize all of the body’s systems including nervous system, cardiovascular system, musculoskeletal system, respiratory system, endocrine system, lymphatic system etc.
It is this nonspecific homeostatic affect that allows acupuncture to restore overall physical, mental and emotional balance at the same time that your acupuncturist is targeting a specific condition. Here is a short but interesting recent article describing some of the multiple benefits of acupuncture treatment http://www.wral.com/carolina-partners-acupuncture/13196803/.by