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An Overview of Acupuncture Rachel Eckert BS,RRT, NPS

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  1. An Overview of AcupunctureRachel Eckert BS,RRT, NPS

  2. Acupuncture • Ancient form of Chinese medicine • Can be used for some treatments of certain illnesses • Studies have shown that it can help with nausea and vomiting due to pregnancy and chemotherapy and dental pain

  3. Acupuncture May Help • Lower back pain • Stroke rehabilitation • Headache • Menstrual pain • Osteoarthritis • Tennis elbow • Fibromyalgia • Myofascial pain

  4. Acupuncture • Possible provide more pain relief when used with other medications and therapies • May improve the quality of life for people that have chronic pain • May reduce the need for pain medications • May boost the effectiveness of fertility medications • May help to quit smoking

  5. Afraid of Needles • Acupressure may work as well as acupuncture • It involves pushing, pressing, and massaging the acupuncture points • Studies are limited to say one works better than the other • Acupressure has been shown to relieve labor pain • Also reduces nausea

  6. Possible Benefits of Acupuncture • Quality of life • Stress reduction • Pain reduction • Faster recovery • Emotional balance • Respiratory health • Relieves insomnia • PMS relief • Reduce side effects of chemotherapy • Strengthens immune system

  7. References • Acupuncture - Topic Overviewhttp://www.webmd.com/fibromyalgia/tc/acupuncture-topic-overview • http://www.medicinenet.com/slideshow_pictures_acupuncture/article.htm • Slideshow Pictures: Acupuncture - Alternative Treatment for Pain and Other Conditions • http://www.intenseexperiences.com/ten-benefits-of-acupuncture.html • http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=acupuncture+pictures&ei=UTF-8&fr=moz35