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ISSN: 2644-1217

Open Access Journal of Complementary & Alternative Medicine

Research Article(ISSN: 2644-1217)

Acupuncture and Electracupuncture Therapy- A Part of Complementary Medicine - Review of The Literature

Volume 1 - Issue 5

Mihaela Mandu1* and Cosmin Daniel Oprea2

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    • 1Bagdasar Arseni Clinical Emergency Hospital, Bucharest, Romania
    • 2Filantropia Municipal Hospital, Craiova, Romania

    *Corresponding author: Mihaela Mandu, Bagdasar Arseni Clinical Emergency Hospital, Bucharest, Romania

Received:July 23, 2019;   Published:August 05, 2019

DOI: 10.32474/OAJCAM.2018.01.000122

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Although the benefits of acupuncture have been known for thousands of years, the mechanisms by which it acts are not fully elucidated. The present paper aims to bring the benefits of electroacupuncture as alternative medicine, making a literature review. The positive effects of acupuncture and electroacupuncture in medical conditions such as chronic nonspecific low back pain, depression, anxiety, drug dependence, alcohol, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease, rheumatic diseases, neurological diseases, cardiovascular disorders, infertility, chemotherapy. According to some authors, electroacupuncture is superior to classical acupuncture, while others support the need for further studies to clarify this dilemma. The fact is that the clinical benefits of both acupuncture and electroacupuncture are unquestionable.

Keywords: Electroacupuncture; Acupuncture; Therapy; Alternative; Medicine

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