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So how does it work?

Some will say by regulating the flow of energy in the meridians, which are like rivers where obstructions impede the free flow bringing ill health. Like taking out logs from a river, helps it to flow better, similarly, acupuncture aims to create a free flow of energy in the meridians.
Others will say needling acupuncture points stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals and hormones which influence the body’s own internal regulatory system. In this sense, acupuncture is like awakening the body’s inner pharmacy – just alerting the body to dispense the correct medicine.
Whichever way you look at it, the effect is enough for the World Health Organisation (WHO) to recognise the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating, among other ailments, menstrual and infertility challenges.
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