Acupuncturists believe that allergies are the expression of a weakened or imbalanced immune system, or an inability of the immune system to adapt itself to changing environmental conditions. In this sense, the best way to eliminate allergies or diminish its effects is to address their root cause by treating the whole person and balancing the immune system.

Acupuncture is full of common misconceptions. This generally causes a lot of controversy amongst practitioners and critics alike, often resulting in a lot of confusion for patients. Is acupuncture science, myth, or religion? Perhaps the best answer to this is that acupuncture is none of these, but at the same time it is a little bit of all these.

A recent study from the Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society reported that moxabustion (moxa) can be used on acupuncture points to effectively and safely turn babies that are breech in the womb.

Canadian researchers recently showed that acupuncture has a potential role in treating the sex-related side effects caused by antidepressant medications including selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and serotonin noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs).

A Chinese study reports that electro-acupuncture (EA) can regulate hormone levels and induce menstruation in women with amenorrhoea, sex steroid deficiency, and elevated gonadotrophin levels.

Here's a picture from Kobe's instagram showing him getting acupuncture on his knee at ash'i/ trigger points following a platelet-rich plasma injection.