With over 6 million women in the United States alone struggling with infertility problems, many are left with no option other than to spend anywhere from $12,000-$15,000 on in vitro fertilization treatments. The other alternative, adoption, can cost more than $20,000 for one child alone. However, acupuncture is now being recognized in the scientific community as a viable alternative treatment for fertility-related problems.
About 10 percent of women with fertility issues suffer from polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) which results in low-quality eggs, and months with irregular menstrual cycles, and a lack of ovulation. Acupuncture has been shown not only to induce ovulation, but also to increase the rate of menstruation, and even lower adverse hormones to improve the quality of the ovum.
Over 18% of adults between the ages 18-54 in the United States suffer from some form of an anxiety disorder. Typically, the most common treatment for these disorders is prescription medicine, with a combination of therapy. Prescription pills often cause individuals to develop a reliance on these potent drugs, and find it hard to wean themselves off. This dependence can become disruptive in life, as these drugs can cause a wide variety of different side effects, including headaches, dizziness, nausea, irritability, and even suicidal thinking. While therapy may be a beneficial alternative to anxiety disorders, it is a timely and often painful endeavor. Most patients with anxiety are expected to attend therapy at least once a week for one hour, and this time commitment can become difficult. Discussing personal and intimate thoughts and experiences can become painful as well, which makes therapy less appealing to those suffering with different anxiety disorders.
While mild forms of Anxiety are often considered to be beneficial to human existence, moderate to severe forms may result in unfortunate consequences, especially when anxiety turns into panic attacks. Mainstream pharmacotherapy for anxiety is wrought with equally dangerous and potentially
Acupuncture is one of the mainstays of traditional Chinese medicine. It has been used in the treatment of a variety of complaints such as pain, infertility, allergies, anxiety, and depression among others. Its primary benefit is in the alleviation of pain as a result of different pathophysiologic processes. One of the more severe forms of pain is the pain brought about by fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia is a debilitating and very complex disease with poorly understood etiology
The pain associated with Arthritis for Pain Management might as well be one of the most severe and intense kinds of pain, perhaps second only to cancer pain. While the standard treatment of arthritis, depending on the type, will often involve the use of aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, gold, hyaluronic acid, steroids,