Acupuncture is a form of medical treatment that a lot of people do not try. The thought of getting needles stuck in you disturbs a lot of people. This is in fact a myth. The process is not disturbing and is actually quite relaxing and very helpful for people suffering from pain and other medical discomforts. People probably do not try acupuncture because they do not know enough about it. Here are some common myths about acupuncture that may help you feel better about seeking treatment.
Tongue and Pulse Analysis: Medicine practitioners may claim that an acupuncturist needs to perform the folkloric approaches of tongue and pulse diagnosis before treating patients in order to get an “accurate” picture of the patient’s problems. In reality, neither tongue nor pulse diagnosis has been shown, through research, to be either necessary or reliable for effective treatment with acupuncture or dry needling
Placebo Effect: Some people deny that acupuncture even works as a medical treatment The benefits of acupuncture for the nervous, musculoskeletal, and other systems is apparent from countless scientific studies. Anyone who thinks this is all a con has never actually tried it.
Pain is the only thing it is good for: Whilst acupuncture can be a great tool to help relieve joint pain, back pain, headaches, menstrual cramps, and stomach pain, it is also used to treat vomiting/nausea (including morning sickness), chemotherapy side effects, infertility, allergies, high blood pressure (hypertension), depression, and other conditions.
Acupuncture causes more pain than it relieves: This is absolutely not true. Yes you are being stuck with needles but the process is relaxing. Do make sure you get professional acupuncture treatment as these individuals know what they are doing and will not hurt you.
Conclusion: Acupuncture treatment is great and everyone should at least try it especially if they are suffering from nerve pain or just discomfort in general.