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Acupuncture. Does This Thing Really Work?

Updated on June 25, 2019
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I expect a better-educated society will create a better world. Only when we decrease our beliefs, we can be free.



You are suffering from a terrible back pain, insomnia, depression, facial acne, bowel problems, etc. Can you believe there is one possible solution to improve most common medical conditions, and this solution doesn’t include toxic medicines or dangerous drugs? What if I tell you, that the remedies for thousands of diseases are the same? Well, this happened to be the case here.

Acupuncture is the insertion of tiny needles in different places throughout the body. Eastern medicine and acupuncture physician believe that the physical body is composed of something called energy meridians. These energy meridians are like the earth meridian imaginary lines that divide the body into multiples longitudinal parts

Now here is the tricky part. Eastern medicine thinks that an imbalance or block in any part of this meridians is the culprits for the medical conditions by preventing the normal body energy flows. Therefore, the physician acupuncturist will find the acupuncture’s points specific for any ailment. These points have been examined many times. They always are placed in the convergence point of an artery, a nerve, and a vein.

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Once the needle is placed in the appropriate acupuncture’s point, the blood flow increases in that area, and the nerve conduction improves. The acupuncturist assists in reestablishing and unblocks the energy flow in the affected meridian.

It sounds gibberish, but the benefits and reliefs are real. Indeed, Mayo Clinic has its acupuncturist department. Numerous medical studies have been done comparing the acupuncture vs. medical treatment and acupuncture vs. placebo. Amazingly, many of those studies had proved the efficacy of acupuncture as a treatment for the studied disease. Recently acupuncture treatment showed it might improve memory in mild cognitive impairment.

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Acupuncture Can Be as Effective as Drug's Treatments for Some Medical Conditions

The results are outstanding. Just some plain needles can get the same effect than pricey and dangerous pharmacological medicines.

After all the meta-analysis and different medical studies, the efficacy of acupuncture has been proved, and western or allopathic medicine recommends it for some kinds of pain, insomnia, mild cases of anxiety and depression.

If you are afraid of needles, you don’t have to worry about it, just close your eyes and relax your mind while the acupuncturist does his job. The chances are that you fall asleep without feeling any pinch. After just 20 or 40 minutes, the needles will be removed, and you can corroborate by your experience that acupuncture works.

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

© 2016 Dr Aron Mejias


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