Acupuncture therapy

What is Acupuncture therapy?

Acupuncture (from Latin, 'acus' (needle) + 'punctura' (to puncture) and a key component of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) involving inserting thin needles into the body at acupuncture points. It can be associated with the application of heat, pressure, or laser light to these same points. Acupuncture is most commonly used for pain relief, though it is also used for a wide range of conditions. Clinical practice varies depending on the country. It is rarely used alone but rather as an adjunct to other forms of treatment. TCM theory and practice are not based upon scientific knowledge, and acupuncture is described as a type of pseudoscience.

The conclusions of many trials and numerous systematic reviews of acupuncture are largely inconsistent. Cochrane reviews found acupuncture is not effective for a wide range of conditions. An overview of high-quality Cochrane reviews suggests that acupuncture may alleviate certain kinds of pain. A systematic review of systematic reviews found that for reducing pain, real acupuncture was no better than sham acupuncture.{{refn |group

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