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Acupuncture

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. ... are many forms of alternative medicine. They include acupuncture, chiropractic, herbal medicine, massage, magnetic waves, hypnosis, biofeedback, ...
  3. Acupuncture: What You Need to Know From the National Institutes of Health (National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health)  
    Acupuncture/Learn More ... Acupuncture ... Osteoarthritis/Treatments and Therapies ... Osteoarthritis ... Migraine/Treatments and Therapies ... Migraine ... National Center for Complementary ...
  4. Acupuncture (Boston Children's Hospital)  
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  5. Acupuncture for Pancreatic Cancer Patients (Pancreatic Cancer Action Network)  
    Acupuncture can help relieve side effects caused by pancreatic cancer and its treatment. Learn how it works ...
  6. Acupuncture From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    Acupuncture is a complementary therapy used by cancer patients to manage symptoms related to cancer and its ...
  7. Acupuncture, hypnosis and biofeedback are all alternative ways to control pain. Acupuncture involves the insertion of tiny sterile needles, slightly ...
  8. Acupuncture (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
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  9. ClinicalTrials.gov: Acupuncture Therapy From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
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  10. Acupuncture (For Parents) (Nemours Foundation)  
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