Acupuncture is a
treatment derived from ancient Chinese medicine. Fine needles are inserted
at certain sites in the body for therapeutic or preventative purposes.
How acupuncture works
medical acupuncture is the use of acupuncture following a medical
diagnosis. It involves stimulating sensory nerves under the skin and in the
muscles of the body.
results in the body producing natural substances, such as pain-relieving
endorphins. It's likely that these naturally released substances are
responsible for the beneficial effects experienced with acupuncture.
of acupuncture usually creates longer lasting pain relief than when a single
treatment is used.
acupuncture is based on the belief that an energy, or "life force",
flows through the body in channels called meridians. This life force is known
as Qi (pronounced "chee").
who adhere to traditional beliefs about acupuncture believe that when Qi
doesn't flow freely through the body, this can cause illness. They also believe
acupuncture can restore the flow of Qi, and so restore health.
Uses of acupuncture
practitioners – sometimes called acupuncturists – use acupuncture to
treat a wide range of health conditions. However, the use of
acupuncture isn't always based on rigorous scientific evidence.
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) provides
guidelines for the NHS on the use of treatments and care of patients.
NICE only recommends considering acupuncture as a treatment option for:
is also often used to treat other musculoskeletal conditions (of the bones and
muscles) and pain conditions, including:
- chronic pain, such
as neck pain
- joint pain
- dental pain
- postoperative pain
in many conditions where acupuncture is used, there's less good quality
evidence to draw any clear conclusions over its effectiveness compared with
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