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  • Title page
  • What is Acupuncture?
  • Acupuncture
  • Acupuncture
  • Benefits of Acupuncture?
  • Disadvantages
  • Possible Health risks
  • Contraindications
  • Where the practice can occur?
  • Who can provide the service?
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Acupuncture%20final[1]

    1. 1. Comfort Taiwo, RNSouthwestern Oklahoma State University
    2. 2. What is Acupuncture?Acupuncture is the practice of inserting thin needles into specific body points to improve health and well-being. It originated in China more than 2,000 years ago. In the United States, more than 10000 practitioners has delivered acupuncture therapy to more than 1 million people.Acupuncture [NCCAM Health Information]. (2010, September 10). National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine [NCCAM] - nccam.nih.gov Home Page. Retrieved October 24, 2011, from http://nccam.nih.gov/health/acupuncture
    3. 3. AcupunctureAcupuncture manipulates life energy by stimulating precisely mapped points on the skin surface. The point overlie the channels is called meridians . Almost all the organs in the body have their meridian and acupuncture is used to detect any disharmony and discomfort that might be there. Acupuncture is also used to correct disturbances in flow of the meridian.Edelman, M. (2010). Holistic Health Strategies. Health Promotion Throughout the Life Span (7th ed., p. 344). St. Louis: Mosby.
    4. 4. AcupunctureAcupuncture has been used to cure diseases and body disturbances.The therapy lasts about 30 to 90 minutes. The patient lie face up, face down, or sideways.The point at which the needle will be inserted is cleaned with alcohol. New needles from sealed package are to be used to prevent the transmission of diseases.The needle point are stimulated by electrostimulation, by lazer and by light stimulation to correct disturbance flowAcupuncture [NCCAM Health Information]. (2010, September 10). National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine [NCCAM] - nccam.nih.gov Home Page. Retrieved October 24, 2011, from http://nccam.nih.gov/health/acupuncture
    5. 5. Benefits According to National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (2010), acupuncture has been proven to treat osteoarthritis, back pain, depression, headache, chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting, fibromyalgia and so many diseases. It also decreases the use of analgesic and opioids addiction. It balances the mind, the body, and the soul.Jamil, T. (2003). Acupuncture. Pulse, 63(15), 52. Retrieved from EBSCOhost.
    6. 6. Acupuncture: Disadvantages It can cause infection to the body if proper aseptic techniques is not practice. Infections such as HIV, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B, and endocarditis can be transmitted if care is not taken. If the patient has coagulation problem, the patient can easily bleed to death and can have fluid and electrolyte imbalance if the practitioner is not aware of the patient’s problem. Broken needles in the situ, basically improper insertion of needles can cause the needle to break in the skin. Some patient can not tolerate the sight of needles and they can develop adverse reaction to the therapy.Jamil, T. (2003). Acupuncture. Pulse, 63(15), 52. Retrieved from EBSCOhost.
    7. 7. Possible Health RisksHealth risk are extremely rare but the following can occur: Bruising Fainting Muscle Spasms Bleeding Nerve Damage Punctured Lung Accidental Injury to organs (Brain, Spinal Cord, Heart, Liver, Spleen, Kidney)Joswick, D. (n.d.). Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. Acufinder. Retrieved October 24, 2011, from https://www.acufinder.com/Acupuncture
    8. 8. Acupuncture: Contraindications It is contraindicated to needle the abdomen and lumbosacral areas of pregnant women Avoid blood vessels to prevent bleeding Points on the chest and back should be carefully needled to avoid injury to organsJoswick, D. (n.d.). Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. Acufinder. Retrieved October 24, 2011, from https://www.acufinder.com/Acupuncture
    9. 9. Where the practice can occur?Acupuncture can be perform at the hospital, a chiropractic office and a physician’s office. There are few physicians that perform acupuncture in Oklahoma State.
    10. 10. Who can provide the service? The practice of acupuncture is within the scope of a medical doctor without specific training requirements or registration. They are considered primary care physicians in many states. A chiropractor who practices acupuncture can register with the board. The board accepts and records certification from schools but does not itself certify the practice of acupunctureJoswick, D. (n.d.). Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. Acufinder. Retrieved October 24, 2011, from https://www.acufinder.com/Acupuncture
    11. 11. ConclusionAcupuncture is a complementary alternative medicine, a therapy that has been proved to be successful in treating so many diseases both physical and psychosocial health.It has some side effects if it is not done by the expert which is the medical doctor with acupuncture techniques.It can be done at the chiropractic office and physicians office
    12. 12. ReferencesAcupuncture [NCCAM Health Information]. (2010, September 10). National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine [NCCAM] - nccam.nih.gov Home Page. Retrieved October 24, 2011, from http://nccam.nih.gov/health/acupuncture/Edelman, M. (2010). Holistic Health Strategies. Health Promotion Throughout the Life Span (7th ed., p. 344). St. Louis: Mosby.Jamil, T. (2003). Acupuncture. Pulse, 63(15), 52. Retrieved from EBSCOhost.Joswick, D. (n.d.). Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. Acufinder. Retrieved October 24, 2011, from https://www.acufinder.com/Acupuncture

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