Acupuncture is an ancient art of healing that help patients seeking pain relief and other health concerns. The practice is safe and relatively painless when professionally administered.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recognises acupuncture therapy for 47 medical conditions. These include back/leg pain, acne, insomnia asthma, labour pain, morning sickness, infertility, obesity and irritable colon syndrome. The idea behind acupuncture treatment is that it works to regulate the nervous system. The practitioner stimulates certain acupuncture points with the help of needles, which release biochemicals and ease pain.
Acupuncture is a low-risk procedure, safe and effective procedure when performed by a properly trained and licensed practitioner. But like any other procedure there are certain risk and side-effects associated with acupuncture. These include:
As of now, there is limited evidence on acupuncture as an effective treatment for medical conditions. It seems to be a low-harm treatment, most of the adverse effects of acupuncture are associated with the nature of the practitioner's training.
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