Are there long-term benefits of acupuncture?

According to a recent survey, three million people in the UK have acupuncture each year to assist with a range of mental and physical problems.

Of those, a third were referred through the NHS – evidence that general practitioners and specialists have seen both the short and long-term benefits of acupuncture in recent years.

Acupuncture can provide relief for patients suffering from a range of ailments, such as sports injuries, chronic pain, headaches, and fertility issues – to name only a few.

However, ongoing studies and research have started to demonstrate how acupuncture can help with both mental and physical health in the long term.

One of the primary ways acupuncture can help is with pain relief.

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Four benefits of ‘LI 4’ acupuncture point

The LI 4 (Large Intestine) acupuncture point is one of the most frequently used and favoured by practitioners because of its wide variety of benefits.

Located on the dorsum of the hand, in between the first and second metacarpal bone on the radial side, it is highly effective in relieving a wide range of symptoms.

Here, we look at the leading four benefits of the LI 4 acupuncture point to help you understand just some of the ways acupuncture can help your overall health and wellbeing.

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