Do acupuncture and acupressure work?

Yes -for many things. According to world health organization based on studies with controlled clinical trials, acupuncture is effective for chemotherapy adverse rxns , allergic rhinitis, depression, dysentery, dysmenorrhea, epigastralgia, facial pain, headache, hypertension, hypotension, labor induction, pain (knee, neck & back), leucopenia, fetus malposition, morning sickness, nausea, vomiting, dental pain, >>>.
Many proven benefits. Many research studies prove acupuncture to be effective for back & neck pain, headaches, post-operative nausea, copd, arthritis of the knee & improving success of in-vitro fertilization. Research also shows it increases endorphin & hormone release, activity of some parts of the brain & stimulates blood flow.See www.Healthcmi.Com/index.Php/acupuncturist-news-online/377-acupunctureresearchquestioned.
For some conditions. Acupuncture has been shown to be helpful in several conditions but it does not work for everything.

Related Questions

How does acupressure/acupuncture work?

Not exactly known. The mechanism of acupuncture is not entirely known, as is true for most of the pharmaceuticals we use. There is a local release of chemicals at the acupuncture points and brain centers release endorphins, neurotransmitters, and hormones that are relaxing, stress-relieving, mood and immune regulating. In addition, acupuncture increases local circulation and relaxes muscles. Read more...
See below. Serotonin, norepinephrine, sbustance p, gaba, dopamine, b- endorphin, acth, dynorphins, leucine - enkephalin & methionine-enkephalin are impacted by acupuncture. Both acupupressure & acupuncture use major points to remove obstructions of lymph drainage, blood circulation, nerve conduction & chi. They balance energy locally or along meridians. Both can decrease infllamation. Read more...

Does anyone know if acupressure / acupuncture works for pinched nerve pains?

Arthritis. It can, but first get clearance from your doctor who can also make the referral if he/she deems necessary. Read more...
Yes. Acupuncture can be very beneficial for this source of pain. However, if surgical intervention is required - then the pain is likey to continue to recur over time. Read more...
Well... Most acute (recent) disc herniations causing a pinched nerve get better over the course of a month on its own without anything. To my knowledge there is no scientific literature to prove acupuncture is better than placebo for pinched nerves or for low back pain. That being said, acupuncture may be very relaxing and generally not associated with too much risk. (i think). Hope your pain improves! Read more...

Is there a difference between acupressure and acupuncture?

Method istimulation . Both methods aim to stimulate acupuncture points under the skin, acupressure using massage and acupuncture using small needles. We can also use heat, electricity, ultrasound, or low intensity laser to stimulate the points, so it can be completely painless. Read more...
Yes. Acupuncture can be used in conjunction with electrical stimulation. The needles allow for more exact localization of treatment and much greater depth of treatment compared to acupupressur. The electrical stimulation can make for stronger treatment. Both have similar principals and can be very beneficial. Read more...

What is the difference between acupuncture and acupressure?

Needles & no needles. Acupuncture points and acupressure points are similar, the difference is whether needles are used or not. Some people get effective relief with just treatment to pressure points. Read more...
Use of needles. In accupuncture needles are used. In acupressure only pressure on trigger points is used. Read more...

Which kind of diseases can be cured effectively by acupuncture and acupressure?

No disease. I wouldn't say any disease process could be cured with acupuncture but symptoms are manageable like nausea, pain issues from muscles joints etc and possibly even mood. Read more...
Some conditions are. Cured ; some are treated effectively. According to world health organization based on studies with controlled clinical trials, acupuncture is effective for chemotherapy adverse rxns , allergic rhinitis, depression, dysentery, dysmenorrhea, epigastralgia, facial pain, headache, hypertension, hypotension, labor induction, pain (knee, neck ; back), leucopenia, fetus malposition, morning sickness, >. Read more...

Pain of some sort almost daily but body gets used to just about any medicine in pill form if taken too long. Acupuncture or acupressure be better?

That depends. On what the cause is. Unlike the pain medications you are taking, the body does not develop a tolerance to acupuncture. It is very safe. There are no med- med interactions. If is very effective for many causes of pain. So the question is, do you have a condition that is treated by acupuncture. There are some very generalized treatments that can benefit a person regardless. Take care. Read more...

Are acupuncture and acupressure good add-on therapies for cervical pain?

Maybe . Again, I am not a fan of cam, but whatever modalities (within reason) is worth a trial. Read more...
Yes. There is good evidence that acupuncture and acupressure may help with neck and back pain. These work in a different way than Western medicine treatments and the combination is usually better than one or the other alone. You should look for a licensed acupuncturist or a medical doctor who has taken an acupuncture course for best results. Read more...