What are the benefits of Acupuncture?

There are many benefits to using acupuncture.  It is said to provide energy, vitality and strength to recovering patients.  Acupuncture may help boost the immune system and many people who have used acupuncture in the past notice that they are more immune from getting colds and other types of sicknesses.

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Patients who use acupuncture have found they can lower their usage in pain medications. Since acupuncture is reported to relieve pain without digesting or putting any drugs into a person's body, it is often a alternative to those treatments where drugs can or don't want to be a part of the patient's path to recovery.

Acupuncture is a type of treatmens that hasbeen known to have very few to no side effects. Because of this, many people find it an alternative to other more invasive treatments.

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New research shows how acupuncture might alleviate chronic pain.

by Dan Ferber
May 30, 2010
Science Magazine

Millions of people worldwide use acupuncture to ease a variety of painful conditions, but it’s still not clear how the ancient treatment works.

Now a new study done with mice shows that insertion of an acupuncture needle activates pain-suppressing stressers. | FULL ARTICLE

WHOA!    Acupuncture for kids?

by Robin Green, MTCM, LAc
January 20, 2012
Acupuncture Today

Earlier this year, researchers who reviewed reports of acupuncture in kids concluded that treatments were safe for the under-18 crowd.

But seriously, how do you get a squirmy seven-year-old to sit still - let alone receive acupuncture? | FULL ARTICLE

Even 'fake' acupunture reduces the severity of headaches and migranes.

by Ian Sample
January 20, 2009

A review of published studies finds improvement in headache symptoms whether or not needles were placed correctly, suggesting a powerful placebo effect. Acupuncture can help people who suffer from headaches and migraines, even when the needles are put in the "wrong" place. | FULL ARTICLE

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