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Acupuncture is an integral part of Chinese medicine practice used to treat several symptoms and diseases. According to Michele Van Hal, Alexander M. Dydyk, and Michael S. Green, acupuncture has been recognized worldwide as a form of treatment. Still, there are only a few randomized clinical trials to prove its efficacy. Therefore, acupuncture is only recognized as a complementary treatment.

“Acupuncture treatment is administered by applying small needles or pressure on specific points of the body. Lasers can also be used in place of needles. Because the needles used in acupuncture are much smaller than those used in drawing blood, acupuncture is often painless.”healthdirect.

Deare JC, Zheng Z, Xue CCL, Liu JP, Shang J, Scott SW, and Littlejohn G say that acupuncture is useful in treating fibromyalgia. It does this by reducing inflammation, stimulating the release of endorphins, referred to as natural painkillers, and calming the mind.

Acupuncture is also useful in alleviating chronic low-back pain, neck pain, knee pain, and sciatica. It may also be useful in the treatment of migraines and headaches.

According to an article by Better Health Channel, after carrying out a systemic review of the evidence for acupuncture use in the treatment and management of various disorders, the British National Health Service found that acupuncture effectively treats dental pain and jaw pain. It may also control post-chemotherapy and post-operative nausea.

Acupuncture is not only useful in the treatment of symptoms and diseases but it may also be used to improve overall well being 

Johns Hopkins Hospital states that traditional Chinese medicine practitioners believe the human body contains over 2,000 acupuncture points linked by pathways or meridians. These pathways allow energy (Qi, pronounced “chee”) to flow through the body, responsible for overall health. 

Health disorders can be caused by a disruption in the flow of energy. Acupuncture at specific points is thought to improve the flow of Qi, thereby improving health.

Acupuncture is considered generally safe, but it may be associated with adverse effects in individual cases as with all treatment modalities. These effects include;

  • Bleeding or bruising at the puncture site
  • Infections at the puncture site

Works Cited

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Deare, John C. et al. “Acupuncture for Treating Fibromyalgia.” Cochrane database of systematic reviews 5  (2013): CD007070. Print.

Healthdirect Australia. “Acupuncture.” (2021): n. pag. Web. 6 July 2021.

Van Hal, Michele, Alexander M. Dydyk, and Michael S. Green. “Acupuncture.” StatPearls. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing, 2020. Web.