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An acupuncture doctor is a specialist in alternative medicine who inserts thin needles into the body. Acupressure and acupuncture are different methods but both use the same pressure points and medians. Moxibustion is a therapy that is done corresponding to certain acupuncture points. Acupuncture for weight loss and acupuncture for back pain are the most popular treatments that people seek in today’s day and age.
Acupuncture has demonstrated to be effective for chemotherapy-induced nausea/vomiting, postoperative nausea/vomiting, and idiopathic headache.
An acupuncturist specializes in treating chronic conditions such as pain, skeletal stiffness and conditions which have defied all modern scientific medical alternatives.
Conditions for which acupuncture is a helpful treatment modality include chronic low back pain, shoulder stiffness, knee pain, headache and migraines, osteoarthritis, allergies, postoperative pain, cancer-related conditions and sleep-related problems.
Modern acupuncture is done under sterile conditions to avoid consequences such as infection and sepsis. The common mechanism for stimulation of acupuncture points is achieved by penetration of the skin by needles. These needles are manipulated in various ways, manually by spinning, flicking or moving the needle up and down. Acupuncture needle may be further stimulated by electrical stimulation (electro-acupuncture). It is important to find a credible registered TCM doctor who is trained and well certified to perform acupuncture techniques to avoid any fatalities.
If you are interested to make an appointment with a qualified acupuncturist, easily on a mobile or webpage, you can use GetDoc, one of the more comprehensive medical Apps available, to help you find a clinic nearby.