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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 Alternative Medicine)  
    ... 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)  
    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 ...
  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 (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 ...
  6. ... sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript. Acupuncture, Exercise May Ease Pain for Breast Cancer Patients ... 2015) Thursday, November 13, 2014 Related MedlinePlus Pages Acupuncture Breast Cancer Exercise and Physical Fitness THURSDAY, Nov. ...
  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 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 ...
  8. ... sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript. Acupuncture May Not Help Chronic Knee Pain, Study Finds ... 2014) Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Related MedlinePlus Pages Acupuncture Knee Injuries and Disorders TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 ( ...
  9. 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, ...
  10. ... the lower right-hand corner of the player. Acupuncture and Knee Pain HealthDay October 1, 2014 Related MedlinePlus Pages Acupuncture Complementary and Alternative Medicine Knee Injuries and Disorders ...
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