Questions tagged [acupuncture]

Traditionally Eastern process possibly dating back as far 2nd century BCE, which consists mainly of treating certain conditions in patients by the insertion and manipulation of small needles in the body at certain points to alter/redirect the body's forces/life energies.

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Do anti-snoring acupressure rings reduce snoring?

I just got sent this Anti-Snoring ring which, when worn on the little finger, purportedly: Works Using the Ancient Chinese Medicine of Acupuncture and Acupressure Prevents or Significantly ...
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Does the WHO recognise acupuncture as effective?

At around 5:50 onwards in the NHK World documentary How Acupuncture Helps Heal a Quake-Stricken Nepal, it's claimed that the World Health Organization recognises the effectiveness of acupuncture in ...
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Can acupuncture increase blood flow to a muscle?

So far, I've been exposed to acupuncture as a version of "traditional" medicine that included all sorts of woo about the flow of energy, and claims along the lines of "sticking a needle into this part ...
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Does dry needling relieve pain caused by trigger points?

My physiotherapist suggested dry-needling. I waved him off saying that I don't believe in acupuncture, but he insists it is different. He gave me a leaflet which tells about sticking needles into '...
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Does acupuncture work? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any evidence for acupuncture being an effective treatment? Here is a link to the article. I have fallen for the article. And now I want to know does acupuncture ...
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What are the plausible ways in which acupuncture might work for minor pains? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any evidence for acupuncture being an effective treatment? I sometimes have back pain and some numbness / pain in one leg. They're nothing to worry about and I ...
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Is acupuncture an effective treatment?

What evidence is there for or against acupuncture being an effective treatment?