Acupuncture is the technique of inserting thin needles into specific body points to improve health and well-being. It originated in China more than 2,000 years ago. American practices of acupuncture use medical traditions from China, Japan, Korea, and other countries. In the United States, the best-known type involves putting hair-thin, metallic needles in your skin. Acupuncture must be administered by a well-trained practitioner, using sterile needles.
Research has shown that acupuncture reduces nausea and vomiting after surgery and chemotherapy. It can also relieve pain and balance the body’s energy. Researchers believe acupuncture works by aiding the activity of your body's pain-killing chemicals. It also might affect how you release chemicals that regulate blood pressure and flow. See below for a list of ailments that can be treated using acupuncture.
AILMENTS AND CONDITIONS TREATED WITH ACUPUNCTURE: