Using Acupuncture To Reduce Pain In Your Life

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medication technique that has been around for centuries. Acupuncture practitioners insert thin needles through skin to stimulate specific points on the body called acupuncture points. The theory involved is to regulate the flow of Qi (life force) along the pathways know as meridians.

Acupuncture is used as a treatment for various diseases by acupuncture practitioners. In modern times, acupuncture has been shown to alleviate pain that was not able to be treated with pain killers. It is also said to be able to cure the pain that exist in the body by treating the root cause.

There are no side effects associated with acupuncture when performed correctly. This is important for patients who experienced side effects caused by over-the-counter medications such as acetaminophen or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen) and narcotics. The growing reliance on pain killers may be one of the factors that patients are seeking alternative treatments such as acupuncture.

Although there are several researches showing the benefits of acupuncture, it is important to discuss with your family doctor before attempting any alternative treatment. Different people respond differently to acupuncture. If acupuncture has not help in resolving your pain for several weeks, acupuncture might not be the right treatment.

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