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A lot of people seek acupuncture treatment due to its numerous benefits and it is fact that this form of alternative treatment has helped people even with severe forms of illnesses. Acupuncture first originated from China and it has been practiced as a traditional form of medicine for thousands of years. There have been some records of acupuncture being used in Europe and during the second half of the twentieth century it started spreading in Western Europe, Canada and the United States.

Acupuncture is a method that involves the use of very thin needles inserted through the patient’s skin at specific acupuncture points of the body. The needles are specifically inserted in various depths. Although there hasn’t been any study that shows how acupuncture works scientifically but there are studies that show it does provide therapeutic benefits like pain relief and relief from nausea brought by chemotherapy.

According to the theory in Chinese medicine, acupuncture points are found in the meridians where the givital energy runs. But despite other people’s claims, there is no anatomical, anatomical and histological proof that these meridian exist. Acupuncture is still considered as controversial especially among western medical scientists and doctors. A lot of them believe that the curing effects of acupuncture are only achieved through placebo effect because case studies can’t be created for this method due to the invasive nature of acupuncture. But despite what other doctors or scientists say, there are studies that conclude that acupuncture can provide real benefits.

According to the World Health Organization or WHO, acupuncture is effective for treating 28 clinical conditions but there some evidences that point out it can be effective with many more. Acupuncture can provide relief for people with headaches, tension and migraines. It is very effective in treating the aforementioned symptoms and this is according to the study made by the Technical University of Munich, Germany. The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center conducted made s study that indicated treatment with acupuncture twice a week can relieve debilitating symptoms of xerostoia or severe dryness of the mouth among patients treated with radiation for neck and head cancer.

A lot of patients and even people without any serious illness can benefit from acupuncture. Plus anybody, no matter what shape and size can be benefit from its therapeutic results.

Written by Valerie

April 27th, 2010 at 10:12 am