Acupuncture Against Pain
Ancient medical practices are very popular. But how effective are they?
Loyal fans of oriental medicine will say: there is no disease (from migraine to arthritis of the toes) that could not be cured with acupuncture (acupuncture). But until recently, disputes over the effectiveness of this method did not stop.
Now there are research results that convincingly prove that the effect on biologically active points in some cases can replace an analgesic. German scientists managed to fix the transmission of an impulse from muscles to the central nervous system using special equipment, which in response stimulated the release of chemicals that dull the pain. And Dr. Rosted from the University of Sheffield (England), who studied the use of acupuncture for anesthesia in dentistry, argues that acupuncture can also be used in conjunction with traditional treatment, for example, to relieve nausea and dizziness with motion sickness. But a lasting positive result is possible only if the reflexologist is highly qualified and inserts the microneedle exactly into the desired nerve node.
As a rule, people turn to acupuncture after a long and inconclusive treatment. But, studies show that the use of acupuncture in combination with standard treatment really gives a positive effect. About one thousand patients took part in these studies, all received treatment prescribed by a doctor, and a separate group received an additional 15 acupuncture sessions. Three months later, doctors compared the results - they are shown in the table.
Proven Acupuncture Effect
The appointment of acupuncture along with traditional means that are used in such cases (see table) helped most patients, and the result remained for three months after the end of treatment.
|Menstrual pain (cramping)||Mucosal edema (allergic)||Migraine headaches||Arthritis of the hips||Pain lowlands||Asthma||Neck pain|
Improvement after a course of traditional treatment
Improvement after treatment plus 15 acupuncture sessions
• Remember that acupuncture provides tangible benefits only in combination with the treatment prescribed by your doctor. At high temperature, acute pain, infection
Oncology and oncology, acupuncture is contraindicated.
• Be sure to make sure that the clinic has a state license and that the doctor has a higher medical education.
• Do not pay for the entire course of acupuncture in advance. First, ask your doctor how many sessions you will need to see if acupuncture has the right effect on you.