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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: A Guide for Teens (Children's Hospital Boston)  
    ... problems, headaches, menstrual cramps, and more. What is acupuncture? Acupuncture is a type of East Asian Medicine ... a national exam to become licensed. How does acupuncture work? During an acupuncture treatment, fine needles (as ...
  3. Acupuncture: An Introduction From the National Institutes of Health (National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine)  
    Acupuncture: An Introduction On this page: Introduction Key Points About Acupuncture Acupuncture Use in the United States ... help ensure coordinated and safe care. Top About Acupuncture The term “acupuncture” describes a family of procedures ...
  4. ... Home Current Issue Past Issues Special Section CAM Acupuncture From Ancient Practice to Modern Science Past Issues / ... percent of U.S. adults use acupuncture. What Is Acupuncture? Dr. Adeline Ge adjusts placement of acupuncture needles ...
  5. Acupuncture for Pain From the National Institutes of Health (National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine)  
    ... of manipulation used. or acupuncture. Top Use of Acupuncture for Pain Acupuncture, among the oldest healing practices ... Top © Bob Stockfield What the Science Says About Acupuncture for Pain Acupuncture has been studied for a ...
  6. Acupuncture (PDQ) From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    ... patient (see Question 9 ). Questions and Answers About Acupuncture What is acupuncture? Acupuncture applies needles, heat, pressure, ... and alternative therapy . Studies of the effect of acupuncture on the immune system Human studies on the ...
  7. No Difference Between Actual and Simulated Acupuncture for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome From the National Institutes of Health (National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine)  
    No Difference Between Actual and Simulated Acupuncture for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Study Finds Both actual acupuncture and simulated (sham) acupuncture produced similar results in women with polycystic ovary syndrome ( ...
  8. Acupuncture May Be Helpful for Chronic Pain: A Meta-Analysis From the National Institutes of Health (National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine)  
    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, ...
  9. Review of Research Shows, Overall, Acupuncture Did Not Increase Pregnancy Rates with IVF From the National Institutes of Health (National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine)  
    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 ...
  10. Effects of Acupuncture on Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis (American College of Physicians) - PDF  
    The Effects of Acupuncture on Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis The full report is titled “Acupuncture in Patients With Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis. A Randomized Trial.” ...
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