Acupuncture involves the stimulation of anatomical points on the body using a variety of techniques, most commonly with very thin needles. This modality has generated some controversy due to questions regarding mechanisms of action and suboptimal research. One potential mechanism is the release of endogenous opioids. Preliminary research suggests efficacy for adults with postoperative pain (Sun et al. 2008). Controlled trials with childhood pain are needed. One study demonstrated feasibility and acceptability for the use of acupuncture with pediatric chronic pain patients (Zeltzer et al. 2002).

Acupuncture For Cynics

Acupuncture For Cynics

Have You Always Been Curious About Acupuncture, But Were Never Quite Sure Where To Stick The Needles? If you associate acupuncture with needles, pain and weird alternative medicine then you are horribly misinformed about the benefits of the world's oldest form of medicinal treatment.

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