Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese alternative medicine that cures patients by insertion and handling of needles at specific points. This technique is used to stimulate those specific spots on the body. Its practitioners variously claim that it relieves pain, treats infertility, heals and prevents diseases, promotes general health condition, or can be used for therapeutic purposes. According to the theory of acupuncture, blockages in the flow of chi break up the health and generates the disease.

Some researchers were involved in a review about acupuncture, and the results show that acupuncture can be an effective, reliable and safe treatment. When the traditional medicine fails, the alternative medicine can offer you relief for your medical condition. The most common health condition treated by acupuncture is the migraine. Everybody experiences in a lifetime a migraine. Take care, the acute pain can be a sign of a more serious heath condition. The migraines can be prevented with the right acupuncture treatment, but it has to be a long-term one.

The acupuncture for infertility hasn’t been yet recognized as an effective one, because the studies show that in some cases, the acupuncture is really effective, but in other cases, the pregnancy rate hasn’t improved. Researchers on either side of the issue agree that acupuncture is generally harmless, and just about everyone agrees it enhances relaxation, lowers stress levels, and increases the pain-busting hormones. Acupuncture is certainly less expensive than many fertility treatments. If acupuncture could help couples get pregnant, while spending less money, less time, and risking less side effects, then it should be applied as a traditional method to treat infertility.

Acupuncture, when applied properly, is a relatively safe and side-effect free method. Be sure your acupuncturist cleans each needle insertion site with alcohol and uses a new set of sterile needles for each person to prevent infection. If acupuncture is not performed the right way, damage to internal organs can occur, but this is extremely rare.

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