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Acupuncture Shown to Aid Pain Managment

Posted: September 3, 2009

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Acupuncture has been used in China for more than 2,000 years. Practitioners insert sharp, thin needles into the body at specific points. Today, people worldwide turn to acupuncture for relief from pain, allergies, respiratory ailments, gastrointestinal disorders and gynecological problems.

Chinese healers claim that acupuncture and traditional remedies work by altering the flow of the body's energy. Practitioners of Western medicine, which follows a more scientific approach, have been investigating exactly how acupuncture works—or may not work—for a number of years.

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The U.S. National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine has more on acupuncture.

HealthDay News, August 27, 2009