Any casual observer can see that life moves in cycles. Step outside, look at the sky, and watch the moon as it waxes and wanes night after night. Dip your toes in the ocean at Wrightsville Beach, and observe the tide rolling in and out. Even our bodies are ruled by cycles. This is most true for women, who expect their periods to arrive each month, right on schedule.
Waking up with terrible night sweats now that you are in menopause? Suffering from menopause-related insomnia? For many women, as the body’s natural level of estrogen decreases during menopause, an array of uncomfortable symptoms develop. These can include hot flashes, insomnia, fatigue, weight gain, and mood swings. Such symptoms can cause discomfort or embarrassment, and even impact the quality of your daily life. Luckily, acupuncture offers several strategies that can help alleviate your symptoms.
Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) affects an estimated 2 percent of the population. Research shows that as many as 90 percent of people with fibromyalgia have turned to complimentary and alternative medicine to manage their symptoms. Acupuncture, in particular, has become a popular treatment choice and has shown to be an effective treatment for FMS.
Acupuncture is the oldest continually practiced form of medicine in the world, with written records dating back almost 2500 years. It is perhaps the most respected complementary health care system worldwide and has been accepted and promoted by the World Health Organization to treat many illnesses and disorders.
The origins of acupuncture date back to the time when history was not even recorded. The beliefs and main themes of acupuncture can be traced back to the Taoist customs that were practiced around 8000 years ago. The Chinese natives of that time practiced meditation and observed the course of energy inside and outside the body.
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