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What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture originates from traditional Chinese medicine 3000 years ago. It involves the manipulation and insertion of thread-like needles alongside peripheral nerves.
Is it beneficial?
Acupuncture is beneficial for many conditions as there are no side effects and is a good alternative approach. Acupuncture is able to decrease pain, inflammation and increase range of motion.
How does it relieve pain?
Acupuncture is used to relieve pain by releasing endogenous opiates (Body’s natural pain killers). These Natural pain killers attach to pain receptors in the body and lower the perception of pain.
How do we manipulate a needle?
Acupuncture needles are often manipulated once inserted into the body. This can include rotating, lifting, vibrating, or electrical stimulation.