I had a nervous tic as a child: I blinked very, very often. The parents were taken to acupuncture. As a result, the tick passed, it has not yet returned. I hope never comes back 😊
No, acupuncture does not work, and cannot work. Due to the fact that it is based on pseudoscientific concepts that do not have confirmation, scientists themselves do not take this practice seriously, and, as the speaker said above, be critical. Same placebo, friends :)
I read on the English-language Wiki that acupuncture is based on a theory that has not been scientifically proven - yin-yang, meridians, qi energy. Acupuncturists do not have a single theory of which points need to be affected. Most likely this is pseudoscience, there is no compelling evidence that it works.
My daughter was once helped in part. We were diagnosed with polycystic disease, then just a tendency to the formation of cysts in the body. This was confirmed by all ultrasound and hormone tests. The verdict was homonic life-long treatment. They even said that the diagnosis is hereditary - they do not live long, or live but do not give birth, She was 13 years old, having bypassed the lion's share of gnecologists from the Central Clinical Hospital to Pirogovka, we decided on Chinese. The cysts then did not disappear, but he triggered the hormonal background and soothed us, because of the cold. Now she is married and her diagnosis was removed for 30 years.
In such matters, I would advise you not to trust persons interested, that is, if a homeopathic doctor tells you that homeopathy helps, this only speaks of the homeopath's interest no more. And to individual studies, too, because in such cases, to manipulate the results, they may simply take unequal samples. In such controversial cases as acupuncture, I would personally advise you to watch reviews, for example: http://www.cochrane.org/ru/CD007587/akupunktura-pri-golovnyh-bolyah-napryazheniya
Actually, the beauty of Cochrane is that it is an independent organization and therefore you can rely on their words in the absence of interest. Be critical!
Yes. Scientific experiments confirm that by acting with needles on certain parts of the body, we stimulate nerve endings. The signal from them goes to the central nervous system, and from there - along the so-called reflex arc - to specific organs that we want to stimulate. For example, at Harvard not so long ago, they studied chronic joint pain and noticed that patients who were treated with acupuncture , noted a reduction in pain and the ability to return to an active lifestyle. Scientists have come to the conclusion that regular acupuncture sessions affect the human nervous system, creating new reflex chains, which means that they teach you to perceive pain in a different way. After all, what is pain? Quite simply, this is the reaction of the nervous system to damage and stimuli. A signal that something is wrong in your body goes to the spinal cord and brain, followed by a reaction from the brain, and you feel pain. After therapy, your brain gets used to experiencing pain and reacting to it in a different way.