The term "acupuncture" describes a family of procedures involving the stimulation of points on the body using a variety of techniques. The acupuncture technique that has been most often studied scientifically involves penetrating the skin with thin, solid, metallic needles that are manipulated by the hands or by electrical stimulation. Practiced in China and other Asian countries for thousands of years, acupuncture is one of the key components of traditional Chinese medicine. [National Institute of Health]
Some of the things Acupuncture can help with include:
Acupuncture is something to consider to aid in recovery of different types of nerve damage including facial palsy (paralysis) as a result of facial nerve damage as a result of NF2 (Neurofibromatosis Type 2) or Bell's Palsy.
For individuals with Neurofibromatosis Type 2, acupuncture should be done by medical professionals only.
The reason for doctors should specifically be found to have Acupuncture is that as tumors grow and are treated blood flow in the body might be different than expected by the person placing the needles. This can be especially dangerous when a person has spinal cord tumors.
National Institutes of Health. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH). Acupuncture. https://nccih.nih.gov/health/acupuncture
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