Definition of Acupuncture:

A family of procedures that originated in traditional Chinese medicine.  Acupuncture is the stimulation of specific points on the body by a variety of techniques, including the insertion of thin metal needles through the skin.  It is intended to remove blockages in the flow of qi and restore and maintain health.

Also: Acupuncturist

Topics Related to Acupuncture

A Low Platelet Count

...recommendation Herbal Combinations
“In China, primary ITP is the main subject of reports suggesting that Chinese herbs – but not acupuncture – will raise the platelet levels in patients with persistent ITP, often to an acceptable level although only rarely to the normal range...”

Acupuncture a treatment
Acupuncture is among the oldest healing practices in the world...”
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Allergic Rhinitis / Hay Fever

...recommendation Acupuncture
“Treatment with acupuncture can help promote both immune system function and drainage of lymphatic fluid...”

Alzheimer's Disease

...recommendation Acupuncture
“The Chinese consider acupuncture to be an effective therapy for Alzheimer's disease...”

Cocaine Addiction

...recommendation Acupuncture
“Researchers say that acupuncture is a promising treatment for cocaine addiction...”

Erectile Dysfunction (ED, Impotence)

...recommendation Acupuncture
“The only placebo-controlled study of acupuncture found that the placebo also produced a large improvement in sexual function that was close to the effect of acupuncture...”

Excess Sugar Consumption

...recommendation Acupuncture
“One common use of acupuncture is to control various addictions...”

Low Back Pain

...recommendation Acupuncture
Acupuncture can help in cases of chronic lower back pain...”

Manipulation a treatment
“...Different forms of manipulative therapy are available to choose from ... Medical acupuncture...”

Massage a treatment
“...A form of Japanese bodywork that uses localized finger pressure in a rhythmic sequence on acupuncture meridians...”

Morning Sickness

...recommendation Acupuncture
“Acupressure wrist bands or acupuncture may help...”

Nasal Polyps

...the condition
“...Electric acupuncture has also shown some positive results in the treatment of nasal polyps...”
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Neural Therapy a treatment
“...Function: Scars receive particular attention based on the theory that if one of them cuts across an acupuncture meridian, it can be expected to impact the corresponding acupuncture site, as well as adjacent joints...”


...recommendation Acupuncture
“Some people have found pain relief using acupuncture...”

Prolotherapy a treatment
“...Medications and other forms of passive treatment such as ultrasound, ice, heat, massage, acupuncture and manipulation may give minimal lasting benefits because the primary problem is not being addressed, namely the loose and injured ligaments...”

Reflexology a treatment
“...These latter techniques, however, are modified from auricular therapy, which is an acupuncture technique...”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

...recommendation Dairy Products Avoidance
“...We even tried acupuncture...”

Slipped Disc

...the condition
“...Several non-surgical techniques are available, for example ... Chiropractic or alternative therapies such as acupuncture...”

TMJ Problems

...the condition
“...a local anesthetic into muscle trigger points, passive and active jaw exercises, medications such as muscle relaxants and anti-inflammatories, multivitamins, neuromuscular orthotics, biofeedback and acupuncture, transcutaneous electrical neural stimulation, coronoplasty, and cortisone injections...”

Torticollis (Loxia, "Wryneck")

...the condition
“...Two energy-based therapies, acupuncture and homeopathic medicine, can work to rebalance the whole person, helping to correct the torticollis...”

Traditional Chinese Medicine

...related topic
“...Practices such as herbs, meditation, massage, and acupuncture seek to aid healing by restoring the yin-yang balance and the flow of qi...”

Trigeminal Neuralgia / Facial Pain

...recommendation Acupuncture
“For facial neuralgias, the evidence for acupuncture appears to be mostly anecdotal...”


...the condition
“...Treatment and Prevention: Chiropractic therapy, physical therapy, massage therapy, acupuncture therapy, and other modalities are used...”
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