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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)  
    ... links Read our disclaimer about external links Menu Acupuncture: What You Need To Know On this page: ... Bottom Line? How much do we know about acupuncture ? There have been extensive studies conducted on acupuncture, ...
  3. Acupuncture May Be Helpful for Chronic Pain: A Meta-Analysis From the National Institutes of Health (National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health)  
    ... links Read our disclaimer about external links Menu Acupuncture May Be Helpful for Chronic Pain: A Meta- ... provides the most rigorous evidence to date that acupuncture may be helpful for chronic pain. In addition, ...
  4. 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)  
    ... external links Menu 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 vitro ...
  5. Acupuncture: A Guide for Teens (Children's Hospital Boston)  
    Acupuncture Posted under Health Guides . Updated 12 June 2013. +Related Content Key Facts Acupuncture is a type ... problems, headaches, menstrual cramps , and more. What is acupuncture? Acupuncture is a type of East Asian Medicine ...
  6. ... 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 ...
  7. 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, ...
  8. ... on this page, please enable JavaScript. Belief in Acupuncture Key to Effect on Back Pain, Study Suggests ... Preidt Friday, February 27, 2015 Related MedlinePlus Pages Acupuncture Back Pain FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- ...
  9. 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.” ...
  10. Acupuncture (American Cancer Society)  
    Other common name(s): acupuncture therapy, Zhenjiu, electroacupuncture, sonopuncture Scientific/medical name(s): none Description Acupuncture is a technique in which very thin needles of ...
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