Does Acupuncture Work for Addiction?

The thought of needles being poked into someone usually terrifies them to death. But if you think about it, needles breaking through our skin always has had a medical significance; whether it is injections, blood samples or biopsies. Even so, people are still terrified of it. So acupuncture – the form of medicine involving tons of needles sticking into your body simultaneously for long periods of time is naturally horrifying. But is it possible that acupuncture for addiction recovery is actually effective? Before we divulge the answer to that question, it is important to know what acupuncture is about.   What is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine in which multiple thin needles are inserted into key areas of the body to achieve some desired effect. Most commonly it is used for pain relief, but depending on the position of the needle, other medicinal uses are there too. However, the research on such techniques have proven to be largely inconsistent and thus it is widely regarded as a pseudoscience. One the plus side, many people do swear by it and claim that it has helped them with addiction. With so many people vouching for it, naturally it makes sense to give it a go at least once.   Acupuncture for addiction When it comes to addiction recovery, there is a specific procedure already in place. It...

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