A little research has revealed that it might not be necessary to begin acupuncture for spine correction after all.
In fact, studies show that acupuncture is a relatively safe procedure that is not recommended for any patient over the age of 65.
That’s because acupuncture is not a medically approved alternative to surgical correction and may even lead to complications, such as infection.
Acupuncture is not the first alternative to surgery, but it may be the most effective, according to a study published in The Lancet.
The study used data from a clinical trial to compare acupuncture with standard surgical correction in patients with severe, chronic neck pain.
Acupuncturists who performed the surgery reported fewer complications.
“The results of this study show that surgery is safe and effective in treating neck pain, and that acupuncture may be beneficial in the treatment of this condition,” the authors write.
The Cochrane Collaboration, which includes the American Academy of Neurology, has published similar results, stating that the procedure “may have minimal side effects and minimal risk of adverse events.”
Acupuncture may also have more benefits than many think, according a recent review in the Journal of the American College of Rheumatology.
The review concluded that “acupuncture may be a feasible option for the treatment and prevention of acute neck pain.”
What are the benefits of acupuncture?
Acupuncture, also called acupuncture massage, acupuncture massage or acupuncture, has been used for centuries to treat a variety of ailments.
According to the National Health and Medical Research Council, acupuncture is “a form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapy that uses acupuncture to treat various conditions, including joint pain, spondylolisthesis, chronic arthritis, fibromyalgia, and chronic pain, for which it has been successfully used in the past.”
Acupoints that have been used include the shoulder, elbow, knee, foot, wrist, shoulder blades, neck, ankle, groin, and knee.
Acu-lotion, or acupuncture foam, is another common method of treatment, and the National Academy of Sciences recommends using it to treat joint pain.
“Acupuncture has been described as a form of self-administered therapy, which has been shown to be safe and efficient,” according to the American Board of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
In addition, the National Institutes of Health reports that acupuncture has shown promise for pain relief in the elderly.
Some of the more common benefits of acu-lovingly: Pain relief and weight loss.
Acupe-lubricants can also be effective for weight loss, according the Mayo Clinic.
Studies have also shown that the pain-relieving effects of acupuncture can last longer than other treatments, such a acupuncture-based massage or weight loss program.
It’s important to remember that acupuncture should not be used for any reason other than to treat symptoms.
In this case, it may help to do some of the things that the medical profession recommends: exercise and physical activity.
“An assessment of the effect of acupuncture on pain should take into account the effects of a wide variety of interventions, including analgesics, anticonvulsants, anti-anxiety medications, antiemetics, and cognitive-behavioral therapy,” the Mayo Clinics’ Pain article says.
If acupuncture can help relieve pain, then there are a variety potential benefits to acupuncture treatment that outweigh the risks.
According the Mayo article, acupuncture also can reduce the risk of stroke, cancer, and heart disease.
The Mayo Clinic recommends using acupuncture for a few weeks or months, before or after any medical procedures, before and after a period of physical activity, and to prevent or reduce the symptoms of certain infections.
In an article in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Dr. Michael J. Spangler, the director of the Mayo clinic, wrote that acupuncture “may be a useful alternative to invasive surgery for the management of acute non-healing pain.”
Dr. Spanger’s recommendations were based on a study he conducted that was published in the British Journal of Anaesthesia.
The research found that patients who received acupuncture for pain did not have higher rates of complications from surgery compared to those who did not receive acupuncture.
Spanglers conclusions were that “a simple massage with a soft, watery foam applied to the upper extremities and the neck could be a better alternative to an invasive surgery, especially in the short term.”
Another advantage of acupuncture is that it can be a natural alternative to medication.
The American Academy for Pediatric Osteopathic Medicine, which oversees the osteopathic medical community, recommends acupuncture as a non-surgical alternative to a range of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such an NSAID, that may cause side effects.
“It is important to note that acupuncture provides a low-cost, safe, and effective alternative to medications, and it may even be beneficial,” according the AAPO.
“This is especially true when compared to other surgical options, such the surgical removal of a patient’s vertebrae.”