The Benefits of Acupuncture

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Webster defines acupuncture as:

acu-punc-ture: an originally Chinese practice of inserting fine needles through the skin at specific points especially to cure disease or relieve pain (as in surgery)

Acupuncture in progressSo sticking a bunch of needles in your body doesn’t sound enjoyable? Tap the brakes just a minute, let’s talk this through.

Acupuncture might sound a little out there. It might look even more crazy but this ancient form of treatment might be just what the doctor ordered.

Nobody is quite sure why acupuncture works, but it does. It works for everything from pain management to allergies. It can help cancer patients too.

“Often patients experience pain, nausea and vomiting, anxiety, fatigue and neuropathy (nerve damage) as a result of treatment,” says Dr. Carolyn Matthews, medical director of the Integrative Medicine program at Baylor Dallas. “Acupuncture can be one way to reduce or even eliminate these symptoms.”

Here’s more from Dr. Matthews about acupuncture:

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