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Acupuncture has been practiced in China and other Asian countries for thousands of years. Acupuncture involves stimulating specific points on the body. This is most often done by inserting thin needles through the skin, to cause a change in the physical functions of the body.

Research has shown that acupuncture reduces nausea and vomiting after surgery and chemotherapy. It can also relieve pain. Researchers don't fully understand how acupuncture works. It might aid the activity of your body's pain-killing chemicals. It also might affect how you release chemicals that regulate blood pressure and flow.

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  1. Acupuncture (National Library of Medicine)  
    Acupuncture has been practiced in China and other Asian countries for thousands of years. Acupuncture involves stimulating specific points on the body. This ... functions of the body. Research has shown that acupuncture reduces nausea and vomiting after surgery and chemotherapy. ...
  2. Acupuncture: What You Need To Know From the National Institutes of Health (National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health)  
    ... Bottom Line? How much do we know about acupuncture ? There have been extensive studies conducted on acupuncture, ... What do we know about the effectiveness of acupuncture? Research suggests that acupuncture can help manage certain ...
  3. Acupuncture: A Guide for Teens (Children's Hospital Boston)  
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  5. Acupuncture (PDQ) From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    ... Questions to Ask Your Doctor about Treatment Research Acupuncture (PDQ®) Overview Acupuncture applies needles, heat, pressure, and ... patient (see Question 9 ). Questions and Answers About Acupuncture What is acupuncture? Acupuncture applies needles, heat, pressure, ...
  6. Acupuncture May Be Helpful for Chronic Pain: A Meta-Analysis From the National Institutes of Health (National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health)  
    Acupuncture May Be Helpful for Chronic Pain: A Meta-Analysis A recent NCCAM-funded study, employing individual ... provides the most rigorous evidence to date that acupuncture may be helpful for chronic pain. In addition, ...
  7. Review of Research Shows, Overall, Acupuncture Did Not Increase Pregnancy Rates with IVF From the National Institutes of Health (National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health)  
    Review of Research Shows, Overall, Acupuncture Did Not Increase Pregnancy Rates With IVF An analysis of research conducted on acupuncture as an adjuvant (booster) treatment to in ...
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  9. National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine)  
    ... Status State Licensure Consumers Consumers Home Diplomate of Acupuncture Diplomate of Chinese Herbology Diplomate of Asian Bodywork ... a Practitioner >> From the CEO's Desk >> What's New Acupuncture with Point Location Exam Administration Changes North Dakota ...
  10. ClinicalTrials.gov: Acupuncture Therapy From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
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