Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine. It is used most for pain relief, though it is also used to treat a wide range of conditions. Acupuncture is generally only used in combination with other forms of treatment.
Acupuncture is generally safe when done by appropriately trained practitioners using clean needle technique and single-use needles.
The skin is sterilised, and needles are inserted, frequently with a plastic guide tube. Needles may be manipulated in various ways, including spinning, flicking, or moving up and down relative to the skin. Since most pain is felt in the superficial layers of the skin, a quick insertion of the needle is recommended.
Acupuncture helps in the treatment of the following conditions:
- Lower Back Pain.
- Headaches and Migraines.
- Arthritis pain.
- Other joint pain.
- Post-operative pain and nausea.
- Pain and nausea associated with cancer and cancer treatment.