advertisement
11 July 2006

Considering acupuncture?

Acupuncture has been a part of Chinese medicine for more than 2 000 years, and is becoming an often-used technique in today's world of alternative medicine.

0

Acupuncture has been a part of Chinese medicine for more than 2 000 years, and is becoming an often-used technique in today's world of alternative medicine.

The procedure involves a series of very fine needles, inserted just below the skin in specific areas called acupoints. Acupuncture usually does not hurt, and the needles are typically only left in the skin for a few minutes.

The American Cancer Society says that, while acupuncture is not a scientifically proven treatment, some people find that it eases nausea associated with chemotherapy. Others have found it helpful in relieving symptoms of asthma, headaches, back pain and other musculoskeletal pains.

When searching for an acupuncturist, the ACS stresses that you should be sure to find one who is well trained and uses clean, sterile utensils in a proper environment.

Improperly practiced, acupuncture may lead to infections, dizziness, internal bleeding, and nerve damage. People with cardiac pacemakers and other internal electrical devices should talk to a physician before having acupuncture. – (HealthDayNews)

Read more:
Accupuncture fails test

July 2006

 
NEXT ON HEALTH24X

More:

ManYour body
advertisement

Read Health24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Live healthier

How loud is too loud? »

Heal your hearing Pain relievers linked to hearing loss in women FDA approves balloon device to clear Eustachian tube

SEE: Interesting facts about hearing loss

Our ears perform quite a complex job – not only are they responsible for helping us hear, they also assist with balance.