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Relieving Stomach Pain with Acupuncture: Ancient Wisdom Meets Modern Relief

Stomach pain is a common ailment that can disrupt our daily lives and affect our overall well-being. While over-the-counter medications and lifestyle changes are often recommended for managing this discomfort, an alternative approach that has gained popularity in recent years is acupuncture. This ancient Chinese practice is to alleviate various health issues, including stomach pain. In this article, we will explore how acupuncture can effectively relieve stomach pain and its growing recognition in modern healthcare. Understanding Stomach Pain Stomach pain can manifest for various reasons, such as indigestion, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), or even stress and anxiety. The discomfort can range from mild to severe and may include symptoms like bloating, cramping, and nausea. Relieving Stomach Pain with Acupuncture Reducing inflammation: This can reduce inflammation and alleviate pain associated with conditions like gastritis and IBS. Reducing Stress: Stress is a significant co

Acupuncture helps reduce side effects of chemotherapy

Acupuncture is a treatment method that has shown promise in alleviating the side effects of chemotherapy. Chemotherapy is a widely used cancer treatment that involves the use of medication to destroy cancer cells. Although there are various types of chemotherapy drugs, they all function by inhibiting the reproduction of cancer cells, thereby impeding their growth and spread within the body. Unfortunately, chemotherapy can also harm healthy cells in the body, including blood cells, skin cells, nerve cells, and stomach cells. Consequently, patients often experience several side effects as a result of this treatment. Common side effects of chemotherapy drugs include nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, diarrhea, hair loss, fatigue, fever, mouth sores, pain or numbness, constipation, easy bruising, and bleeding. However, emerging research has revealed that acupuncture can effectively alleviate cancer pain and mitigate the side effects associated with chemotherapy. Studies have indicated tha

Acupuncture prevents postoperative nausea and vomiting.

There was a randomized controlled clinical trial for acupuncture stimulation of Neiguan (PC6) for preventing postoperative nausea and vomiting. There were 60 patients who were undergoing craniotomy. They were allocated into two groups: acupuncture group and control group. 30 pateints were in each group. Then regaining consciousness from the surgical anesthesia, patients in acupuncture group received acupuncture immediately and the acupuncture points used were bilateral PC6. The needles were manipulated about 1 min and repeated 10 min after insertion. The needles were left in the place for about 20 min after second manipulation. Patients in control group received no treatment.  Result showed that in acupuncture group one patient had a vomiting from 0-2 hours after acupuncture treatment; one patienthad a vomiting from 2-6 hours after the treatment; and no patients had vomiting 6 hours after the treatment. In contrast, in control group, 11 patients had vomiting from 0-2 hours; 8 patients