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Abdominal adhesions and acupuncture

Abdominal adhesions, characterized by the formation of scar tissue between abdominal tissues and organs, can have various causes, including abdominal surgeries, inflammation, and infections. While many adhesions are asymptomatic, they can lead to chronic abdominal pain, pelvic pain, female infertility, and intestinal obstruction. Diagnosing adhesions can be challenging as they do not show up on common imaging techniques, necessitating exploratory surgery for detection. Surgical intervention is often required to alleviate symptoms, but it carries the risk of forming additional adhesions. However, an alternative therapy called acupuncture has shown promise in the management of abdominal adhesions. Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves stimulating specific points on the body using thin needles. The practice is believed to enhance nerve function, improve blood flow to the abdomen, reduce inflammation, and relieve pain, although further research is needed to