Recognition of Oncology Acupuncturist in Netherlands

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The Dutch Acupuncture Association NVA (Nederlends Vereniging Voor acupunctuur) managed to establish a recognition for Oncology Acupuncturists in the country. 

Acupuncture is being used as a palliative care treatment for cancer aimed at reducing side effects and complaints during and after the medical treatment. 

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Acupuncture relieves back and pelvic pain during pregnancy

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Acupuncture for pain in pregnancy

According to a new global data analysis of the available evidence in the literature, Acupuncture was found to significantly improved pain, functional status, and quality of life in women with lower back / pelvic pain during pregnancy.

Additionally and very importantly, acupuncture had no observable severe adverse influences on the newborns.

Acupuncture is an emerging treatment worldwide for various different types of pain.

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Doctors in the UK prefer to prescribe Acupuncture instead of painkillers

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Acupuncture for chronic pain

UK National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) said there was little evidence that common painkillers, including paracetamol and ibuprofen help patients with chronic pain, not caused by other medical condition or an injury.

Moreover, in Its draft guidance recommendation it suggests that there is evidence for harm due to the long-term use of the above medication.

Instead, for those of suffer from chronic pain, the comity recommended the use of acupuncture, psychological therapy or antidepressants instead.

Maybe soon in the Netherlands ?

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World health organization review about Acupuncture clinical trials

The World Health Organization (WHO) published in 2003 a review and analysis of Acupuncture reports on controlled clinical trials.

Already in the year 2003 (!!) Did you know that?

In this review Acupuncture treatment has been proved through controlled trials to be an effective treatment in a list of more than 60 medical conditions, diseases and symptoms.

Do you want to know which medical condition acupuncture has been proved through controlled trials to be an effective treatment?

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Hospital in the US using acupuncture to successfully treat long COVID symptoms

Acupuncture for long COVID

Studies shows that about one in three people end up with long COVID, which include symptoms like fatigue and brain fog that can stay around three to six months after illness.

Given the lack of access to actively infected COVID-19 patients it is highly likely that acupuncturist will be more focused on the treatment of Long COVID patients.

Read more about the use of Acupuncture treatment in long COVID patients.

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