The Power Of Acupuncture

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As taboo as some alternative therapies can be, many patients began them because of a recommendation. Using the word of mouth is a popular way people learn about therapies. Friends and families play a big role during a dying person’s health by helping make decisions, being a caretaker, and suggesting new ways to improve the patients overall well-being. This may mean helping them look into therapies that have seemed to work for them in the past. Another popular reason for starting a new therapy is a recommendation from the doctor. This is usually a side option for the patient to reduce the side effects they are feeling from treatments or starting supplements to take to keep their health in check. “A total of 2,764 participants, representing 25 …show more content…
It is used by people of all ages who are at diverse stages of health. It is a practice that may be done for back pain and migraines to helping restore function after a stroke. Acupuncture has been gaining popularity for years now; it has become mainstream from celebrities and public figures recommending it. Even though it has recently become more popular, it has been around for thousands of years in the Chinese culture. In the United States, it is still widely criticized among people who do not believe in the power of acupuncture. Which is an easy assumption to make based off of how the procedure plays out. Acupuncture is done by placing small needles in pressure points along someone’s body. They can be put almost anywhere throughout the body from the feet to the face. The purpose is to help release pain. Acupuncture may sound dangerous, but it is done by a professor who is fully trained. Acupuncture is mainly used because it helps relive the symptoms of the patient. For those who are dying, they are taking a lot of drugs and pain killers in order to get by for the day. Acupuncture is a refreshment. Many of those drugs that dying patient is on, are toxic to their system. Acupuncture is completely non-toxic and bad reactions are uncommon. In comparison to painkillers, acupuncture can serve as morphine without the dependency of needing the …show more content…
Acupuncture, on the other hand, has many research articles that have helped back up some of their claims. In a news article called the Many Benefits of Acupuncture, the author listed a few of the benefits including, “inducing analgesia, protecting the body against infections, and regulating various physiological functions.” Those are just three actions that have been researched and proven of but also clinical trials have played a role in whether acupuncture really helps with regulating pain. In controlled settings, the acupuncture analgesia has shown to have real results greater than the placebo group. Also in the studies, acupuncture has shown to have results suggesting that in treating chronic pain of migraines and tension headaches

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