Acupuncture is a Chinese treatment therapy that works miracles for different diseases, especially for relief of pain. According to the Chinese medicine theory, there are energy pathways called meridians that flow through your body. The moment there is a blockage of their path it results in health related issues. When needles are inserted in the areas that need to be treated which influence the energy flow through the Meridians and thus relieves the pain.
Recent research shows positive results for people who were treated through acupuncture for post surgery pain and chemo therapy. Acupuncture is helpful in treating patients for rehabilitation for strokes as it helps the patient in relearning the skills that he/she has lost due to the effect of stroke. Acupuncture is also very useful for treating patients with osteoarthritis. In this health issue the cartilage and the tissue that cushion the joints breaks down and recent study also indicates that knee pain can be reduced by acupuncture.
The World Health Organization has noted that acupuncture may be a helpful part of a treatment plan for illnesses that include addiction (such as alcoholism ), carpal tunnel syndrome, facial tics, fibromyalgia, headaches, osteoarthritis, stroke rehabilitation, tendinitis, tennis elbow, and urinary problems such as incontinence, sports injuries, sprains, strains, neck pain, sciatica, nerve pain due to compression, pain resulting from spinal cord injuries, anxiety, and many other disorders.
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