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Head back -- -- house call I with the doctors a lot of people vote -- resorted to acupuncture.
When you get pain and it does more than just relieving stress doctors looking to that method as a pain reliever -- singles has to be -- -- kind of prescribed are being used more and more.
It's an ancient art -- and it uses needles to basically restore what -- called vital energy -- areas of the body.
Now I'm not an expert in this and it's been used a lot for neck pain for back pain for headaches migraine headaches.
Lately for dental procedures three point one million people -- United States use it.
What's interesting is a study in Germany in 2007 found that people who believe that we're gonna what's gonna work we're the ones who benefited the most from it.
And all the studies since then in the NIH have been looking at the tests are conflicting to some people -- -- say it works some people say it doesn't.
Migraine headache experts are using it more and more dental using it more and more back -- using it more more I'd say the jury is out on it but if you think it's gonna work you have a much higher chance of could be placebo and -- that the -- is not a people sand and acupuncture is that and it really works.
I find the history behind it very fascinating if you look at the sixteenth century Chinese medicine.
They always believed that the body is a balance between two opposing forces of good vs.
Healthy vs sick and when there's a balance.
You don't have the flow of these vital energy and acupuncture actually people who are expert can find the right there -- and these channels of fourteen you're reading is.
He would open up the vital energy for you to get healthy so it's really interest and when Richard Nixon went to China in 1972.
Acupuncture became more popular because one of these staff needed to get that in trying to -- that came to US.
We as western doctors would look at this as a more complementary to what we do not to replace it but to complement -- and I think that's really important.
And I think that the combination is very healthy whether it's increasing the endorphins.
Or whether it increases the immune system through the the stimulation of central nervous system I think it's fascinating I think if it's going to help people -- migraine and other -- it would be good addition to what we do every day.
And I think it's very good to add it if some other things haven't worked and it could prevent you from needing to take non historical or other drugs -- could harm your long term.
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