Use of Acupuncture Analgesia

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When people hear the word Acupuncture, which is highly correlated to Acupuncture Anesthesia, they are likely to think about painful needles in their skin or a dreadful Asian massage therapy. In fact, this general fear of needles and the word acupuncture are wedded together in people’s mind such that this stereotype is widespread. It is true that Acupuncture is a practice associated with the dreadful picture of needles inserted in the skin, but this common concept is limited because it is also a surgical practice so much useful that it has soared in the medical field for several reasons.

Above all, the origin of Acupuncture Anesthesia backs up its soaring in the medical field. In fact, it is really valued in hospitals today thanks to long and rigorous years of expertize in Asia. For instance, further investigations in its origin yield to numerous scientific essays and journals such as the scientific journal of alternative and complementary medicine, property of Mary Ann which claimed:

Acupuncture Anesthesia is a method of inducing an anesthetic effect

through needling for a surgical operation; it was first implemented in the

1950s. It originates from Traditional Chinese Medicine and is considered

one of most important achievements in modern medicine (W.Hu et al.

1249). Thus, this practice is one of the oldest practices in surgical operations. If it has been used constantly for several decades ago, that means that there are few risks; otherwise, nobody would have talked about it a while.

Besides, Acupuncture Anesthesia is very important in the medical field such that it is recognized as a helpful alternative medicine. To illustrate, it is today listed in the ...

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