If you are considering the non traditional route then listed below are examples of areas in which acupuncture has been found to be successful in a numerous cases.
In the largest study of acupuncture to ever be conducted, when used with other treatments it was found to reduce pain and improve function among patients with osteoarthritis of the knee.
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Many studies have found that acupuncture works better at reducing nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy than anti-nausea medication does alone.
Various studies have found acupuncture to be more successful at relieving certain symptoms of depression than antidepressants. Other studies have revealed the treatment can relieve anxiety related to medical procedures.
Many patients who have had a stroke experience an improvement in paralysis, insomnia and blood flow with the use of acupuncture.
A series of small studies have found that using acupuncture alongside traditional vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatments helps to increase pregnancy success. As well as this there is also evidence that acupuncture helps to stimulate blood flow and egg production in women who can’t or don’t wish to use fertility medications to help them conceive.
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