Archive for October 31, 2013
Did you know that in 1998, the National Institutes of Health accepted acupuncture as a useful alternative treatment for headaches, but also warned that there weren’t enough clinical trials to draw firm conclusions about its efficacy. Yet, acupuncture is legal in 40 states, with more than 11,000 licensed acupuncturists nationwide, with another 3,000 medical doctors practicing the art!
Acupuncture, in case you may be unawares, is a process that involves the placement of needles around certain parts of the body. These needles need stay in place typically or between 20 and 30 minutes, and treatments may require several sessions. Scientists say that these needles cause endorphins, which are natural painkillers, to release and could boost blood flow and change the brain’s activity. There are many applicati