Acupuncture

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Acupuncture is a safe, natural, and effective way to treat pain and illness, get well, and stay healthy. It works by stimulating the release of specific neurotransmitters that activate the immune system. Acupuncture causes the release of endorphins such as norepinephrine, acetylcholine and opioids, which positively affect the nervous system, reducing pain and inflammation, increasing blood circulation, and improving relaxation.

Examples of diseases, symptoms, and conditions for which acupuncture has been proven to be an effective treatment according to the World Health Organization (WHO):

Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy
Allergic rhinitis
Depression
Dysmenorrhea
Headache
Hypertension
Nausea and vomiting
Rheumatoid arthritis
Sprain
Sciatica
Postoperative pain
Neck pain

Source: http://www.evidencebasedacupuncture.org/who-official-position/


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