The fact is that millions of people across the country suffer with chronic pain on a daily basis. They suffer with migraine headaches, backaches, knee pain, and more. Generally, people turn to their doctor for help to ease the pain. The doctors prescribe pills to help them cope with the pain. However, researchers discovered that an ancient alternative healing method is very effective at alleviating pain. Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese healing method enjoyed for generations. Traditional doctors found that acupuncture might actually ease chronic pain more effectively in patients that suffer with chronic pain on a continual basis.
Changing Health Policies
The fact is that researchers have been well aware of the power of acupuncture to reduce pain for years. Now, it is starting to affect health policies in countries around the world. Traditional doctors are well aware of the studies and some would like to combine traditional methods with alternative health methods like acupuncture. It is interesting to note that researchers found that acupuncture is very effective at treating chronic pain. Acupuncture is also very effective at treating depression. Some studies report that acupuncture is more effective at treating depression than counseling.
About The Placebo Effect
Some might think that acupuncture is a sham science and that it simply produces a placebo like effect on some patients. Studies show that acupuncture works on chronic pain by stimulating the release of endogenous opioids that medicate pain receptors, along with inhibition of the pain impulses to the brain. More health research on acupuncture determined that acupuncture is effective and very cost effective too. The hope in some circles is that acupuncture will combine with standard medical treatment for patients that suffer with chronic pain and depression.