Acupuncture is a very old medical art for relieving pain from body. It is a technique of inserting and using fine needles into specific points on the body with the purpose of relieving pain and also used for therapeutic purpose.
There are many methods to learning and practicing it. Medical acupuncture is the term used to describe acupuncture performed by a specialist trained and licensed in medicine. Such a doctor or health professional may use one or the other approach, or a combination of both, to treat a dysfunction or illness.
Contemporary Medical acupuncture is created by using many techniques and it is used by medical doctors, physiotherapists, chiropractors and osteopaths. The term alternate medicine is usually used in the modern western world involves any healing practice that does not fall within the realm of conventional medicine.
Acupuncture is deliberated to be one of such alternate medical technique. Medical acupuncture is an effort by evidence-based medicine to understand the effects of acupuncture.
One of the things that medical acupuncture can do is provide relief from pain or other discomfort without the use of drugs. This can be beneficial for somebody who is pregnant and is suffering from nausea due to morning sickness.