Lloyd, great to have open minded professionals like you advocating a range of treatments. Acupressure and acupuncture have been critical contributors to maintaining health and wellbeing for me.
Acupressure and acupuncture both are based on the theory of lines of energy running through the body.
Pamper yourself and your pet with deep- tissue massage and acupuncture.
Both real and sham acupuncture worked better than having no treatment at all.
Research from the US earlier this month found that simulated acupuncture using toothpicks which do not pierce the skin could be as good as using real needles.
It may be that the benefits of acupuncture have something to do with the way the body transmits or processes pain signals.
One of the longstanding mysteries surrounding acupuncture is why the technique only seems to alleviate pain if needles are inserted at specific points.
Back pain is the most common reason patients seek acupuncture treatment, followed by joint pain, neck pain, migraines and other forms of recurring pain.
The other half received acupuncture therapy once or twice a week during the 12 - week study.
Some of the patients received real acupuncture, which involves inserting thin needles deeply into the skin at specific points on the body.