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The Use of Acupuncture in Wound Management

Updated on October 24, 2016

Many people especially those who had not had experience in chronic pain would not know what the term acupuncture in health perspective implies. Nonetheless,acupuncture is one of the most effective mechanism that have been relied upon in pain management. A cupuncture has been widely accepted among medical experts alongside patients who have utilized the method as being effective in regard to pain management. Owing to its effectiveness in health and medical settings,acupuncture has been popular among patients who now prefer it against others in their treatment plans. A acupuncture needles are now classified as by health and medical experts as being among the medical devices. The main essence of aacupuncture is self healing and it mainly work by activating the self healing mechanism of the body. This therefore implies that unlike other therapeutic alternatives, acupuncture does not employ drugs or surgical operations as a form of treatment.

Acupuncture works on the principle that human bodies have the capacity and potential of accelerating their own healing, without necessarily external intervention. However, one need to evaluate the benefits and demerits of acupuncture prior to making a decision on whether to settle on it or use an alternative medication. In other words, no one should be forced to utilize a acupuncture if he or she does not know how it works and the related demerits verses benefits. Despite its immense benefits, acupuncture should not be regarded as a margical cure or a therapy that can solve all problems, no rather, it should be considered as just one of the medications with its strengths and weaknesses.

Acupuncture mainly works in four types of pain that is neck and back pain, shoulder pain, chronic and persistent headache, and lastly osteoarthritis. These are the main conditions where acupuncture has been known to work best. The favoritism towards acupuncture over other alternatives to pain treatments including the use opioids, morphine, codeine, Vicodin and Oxycontin among others are derived from the motivation by medical and healthcare experts to generate a drug free approach to treat and manage pain in an effective manner. Further, there was a need to come up with a medication for pain management in cases that did not involve end of life, cancer or palliative care and thus the development of acupunctureeffectively met this objective. In the event that many individuals identify acupunctureand its benefits to their health, then there is no doubt that the drug epidemic inherent in our country today will be addressed amicably


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