Acupuncture, a therapy based on Chinese traditional medicine for curing of diseases and conditions consists of a unique method of piercing tiny needles at numerous points in the patients’ body.
Acupuncture works on the principle that the body has a life force ‘chi’ flowing through channels called ‘meridians’ and disruptions in the channels, stopping the low cause diseases.
Although one among popular alternatives for chronic pain and other conditions, clinical scientists are yet to accept acupuncture as a mainstream medical aid and do not endorse it fully. Nevertheless, this traditional East Asian practice is gaining notable success in the western world.
Acupuncture is presently used for the treatment of a wide range of health conditions such as headache, migraine, lower back pain, anxiety etc. Studies are being conducted to understand its validity and if conditions related to menopause and chemotherapy can be treated, and also if acupuncture can help in any way to reduce pain and relieve discomfort. Acupuncture as an effective treatment has been recommended by WHO for medical problems including:
- Angina pectoris
- Fluid retention
- Slipped discs
- Weight gain or loss
A positive feature of acupuncture is that risks and negative effects are insignificant in comparison to that of many other interventions or drugs.
Before commencement of your treatment with an acupuncturist it would be advisable tofirst communicate your conditions to your physician so that the treatment can be synchronised under their care. Never use acupuncture as a replacement for conventional treatment, and always ensure your acupuncturist possesses the mandatory credentials and is conventionally trained.
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