Is acupuncture a good treatment

Acupuncture is accepted as an important part of traditional Chinese medicine and has been in practice across China and other Asian countries for at least over a thousand years. The most common method of treatment of acupuncture is the method in which thin, metallic needles are inserted into your skin to stimulate certain points on the required part of the body.

Acupuncture does have its own advantages and disadvantages. From the advantages point of view, it is a minimal pain procedure. It can be considered as a supportive measure with medicines or even as an alternative to medicines if you do not respond well to regular medical treatment. It helps to alleviate certain types of pain. Doctors might use a combination of western medicine and acupuncture to minimize pain after surgery. Acupuncture might also help in offering symptomatic relief from certain diseases or conditions like low back pain, migraines, osteoarthritis, and headaches.

Acupuncture is not known to have any side effects except for minimal bruises, soreness, or bleeding at the treated part of the body. It is a safe method if performed in the right manner and with the right equipment. But ensure that the acupuncture needles used are sterile, non-toxic, packaged, and for single use only. More importantly, you should only go to a qualified acupuncture therapist or practitioner for this treatment. If the acupuncture is not delivered in the right manner, it might cause damage to your organs by puncturing an organ or result in some kind of infection if fresh needles are not used.

Keep in mind that if you are on some kind of medication for blood thinning or if you have bleeding disorder, acupuncture is not advisable.

answered by G R

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