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Acupuncture May Help Alleviate Causes for Missing Work

There are likely many days where workers feel they can not make it in to work due to ordinary muscle pains and body acts. Adding a work-related injury to the mix and there are many more call-offs being reported to companies. These work-related injuries often come about because of the daily labor tasks that must be accomplished or because of the stress related to the job. Stress can cause bodies to tense up more than usual, leading to an increase in pulled muscles, strains, and chronic pain.

Many injuries require medical treatment and therapies in addition to careful exercise, proper diets and plenty of rest. But there are other methods that may provide relief to chronic, work-related pain including the art of acupuncture.

Acupuncture is an element of Chinese medicine. The culture believes that within the kidneys of the human body lie the points of energy that a body uses to function. There are many other ancient theories associated with acupuncture in which tiny needles are inserted by a qualified professional into different regions of the body, thought to be responsible for healing multiple pains and other medical conditions.

Acupuncture is a therapy that is advancing in popularity and many suffering from injuries and pain associated with the back, limbs, shoulders, and neck are turning to the treatment for quick relief. Acupuncture has been proven to assistance acute symptoms in a rapid manner. When a person experiences pain, acupuncture can be used to relieve it without traditional medicine.

Acupuncture is also thought to be an effective stress reliever. For those constantly worn out on the job, acupuncture therapies can be utilized to reduce the tension in the body, making it more relaxed and less susceptible to injuries. This result may enable more people to return to their normal job tasks in a faster period of time and reduce the amount of missed work due to work-related pains and strains.

The practice should only be conducted by an experienced, licensed provider. Performing acupuncture incorrectly can lead to even more serious medical issues and complications.


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