Acupuncture Can Solve This fifth disease - Formerly, acupuncture is only known in eastern medicine. But now, western medicine had already started to adopt it. Acupuncture works by inserting or manipulating needles into "acupuncture points" of the body.
More than a dozen studies over the past decade have shown that acupuncture is more effective than conventional medicine to treat osteoarthritis of the knee and lower back pain, said Dr. Brian Berman, director of the Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Maryland, USA. even, acupuncture has also been believed effective for reducing migraine symptoms.
Since the first, acupuncture is believed to be able to overcome symptoms of vomiting and nausea, according to study results from the National Institutes of Health consensus panel.
"Medical acupuncture releases a calming neurotransmitter, like serotonin and dopamine, and reduce stress hormones," said Alex Moroz, MD, an acupuncturist and director of the Musculoskeletal Integrative Medicine Program of the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, NYU Langone Medical Center.
3. Side effects of chemotherapy
Recent research shows that acupuncture not only reduces the symptoms of nausea and pain in patients who were undergoing chemotherapy. But also help alleviate neurological symptoms such as dizziness, itching or tingling.
4. Hot flashes
Acupuncture works by regulating the vasomotor system (part of the nervous system that controls blood vessel diameter), which affects blood pressure, heart rate, and dilation of blood vessels - all of which play a role in providing heat effects on the body.
A research shows that acupuncture can help reduce hot flashes by 50 percent and its benefits will last up to 3 months.
5. Stress, anxiety and mild depression
Acupuncture can counteract stress by releasing neurotransmitters such as hormom endorfn and reduces production of stress hormones like cortisol. This therapy also helps improve blood circulation to carry oxygen to body tissue distribution and release of cortisol (stress hormone).