Acupuncture is an alternative medicine that inserts thin needles into the body. It is an important component of Chinese traditional medicine. Acupuncture is therefore regarded as pseudoscience since TCM’s theories and practices are not based on modern scientific knowledge.
Hundreds of clinical studies on the benefits of acupuncture show that conditions ranging from musculoskeletal problems (back pain, neck pain, etc.) to nausea, migraine headache, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and infertility are successfully treated.
In traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is linked to the belief that the flow of energy or qi in the body is caused by the disease. An important hypothesis is that acupuncture works by neurohormonal pathways. Basically, you put the needle in the body and stimulate the nerve through certain points.
Acupuncture is used to treat various diseases, disorders, and pain. Common diseases that respond well to acupuncture include tendinitis, arthritis, headaches, chronic pain, syndrome of chronic fatigue, respiratory problems, skin problems, dysmenorrhea, and digestive disorders.
Energy flow disruption can lead to disease. Acupuncture is thought to improve Qi flow by applying it to certain points, thereby improving health. Studies have shown that acupuncture in a variety of conditions is effective.