11/11/2013 10:08 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Can Acupuncture Help With Pain And Addiction? From Dr. Oz (VIDEO)

Can acupuncture help for pain and addiction? According to Dr. Oz , Daytime Emmy Award winning host of "The Dr. Oz Show," it absolutely does. Dr. Oz says he loves acupuncture and thinks it makes a lot of sense.

After a recent trip to China, where Dr. Oz sat in on hospitals and even performed surgery, Dr. Oz says he walked away from the experience with a new understanding of acupuncture, herbal treatments and other Eastern-influenced medication. According to Dr. Oz, acupuncture taps into the so-called "energy meridian," or the vertical channels of energy which course through the human body. The treatment then channels certain types of energy and can be used to help treat many issues, like chronic soreness or pain.

While he wouldn't resort to acupuncture for serious or life-threatening illnesses or wounds, Dr. Oz highly recommends acupuncture to help treat a host of different chronic issues.

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