Last month, Masaka Hospital began hosting Chinese doctors who specialize in acupuncture, a traditional Chinese medical treatment. Practiced for many years, the procedure involves stimulating specific points on the body by inserting needles through the skin. Research has shown that this can reduce nausea, vomiting, correct neck problems, fatigue, and chronic headaches. It can be used in place of surgery and carries fewer risks. Acupuncture is even claimed to improve pregnancy chances as it increases blood flow to the uterus and used as an alternative to in-vitro fertilization.
- Research shows acupuncture reduces nausea and vomiting after surgery and may aid the activity of the body’s pain killing chemicals
- The therapy can keep a person looking young, with wrinkles on the face improving with time
- Cupping is also used as part of acupuncture treatment, which helps stimulates the body’s natural energy
"Physicians also say acupuncture is useful in correcting problems of the neck, shoulders, nerve problems, fatigue, back pain, osteoarthritis, and chronic headache, among others."