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Acupuncture is among the oldest healing practices in the world. As part of traditional Chinese medicineA whole medical system that originated in China. It is based on the concept that disease results from disruption in the flow of qi and imbalance in the forces of yin and yang. Practices such as herbs, meditation, massage, and acupuncture seek to aid healing by restoring the yin-yang balance and the flow of qi (TCM), acupunctureA family of procedures that originated in traditional Chinese medicine. Acupuncture is the stimulation of specific points on the body by a variety of techniques, including the insertion of thin metal needles though the skin. It is intended to remove blockages in the flow of qi and restore and maintain health. aims to restore and maintain health through the stimulation of specific points on the body. In the United States, where practitioners incorporate healing traditions from China, Japan, Korea, and other countries, acupuncture is considered part of complementary and alternative medicineA group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not presently considered to be part of conventional medicine. Complementary medicine is used together with conventional medicine, and alternative medicine is used in place of conventional medicine. (CAM).
New study explores patient and physician perspectives toward maternal placentophagy

New study explores patient and physician perspectives toward maternal placentophagy

Acupuncture improves effectiveness of standard treatment for chronic pain and depression

Acupuncture improves effectiveness of standard treatment for chronic pain and depression

Acupuncture may be effective treatment option to resolve excessive crying in colicky babies

Acupuncture may be effective treatment option to resolve excessive crying in colicky babies

Depression drug can alleviate joint pain in postmenopausal women treated for breast cancer

Depression drug can alleviate joint pain in postmenopausal women treated for breast cancer

Geisinger physicians report opioid therapy to be ineffective in treating chronic pain

Geisinger physicians report opioid therapy to be ineffective in treating chronic pain

Acupuncture treatments after mastectomy help women cope with post-operative symptoms

Acupuncture treatments after mastectomy help women cope with post-operative symptoms

Electro-acupuncture may be effective in treating sleep disturbances in women with breast cancer

Electro-acupuncture may be effective in treating sleep disturbances in women with breast cancer

Growing understanding of neuroplasticity could drive development of new therapeutic interventions

Growing understanding of neuroplasticity could drive development of new therapeutic interventions

UCI study reveals molecular activity behind electroacupunture's hypertension-lowering benefits

UCI study reveals molecular activity behind electroacupunture's hypertension-lowering benefits

Porous acupuncture needles use nanotechnology to offer improved therapeutic properties

Porous acupuncture needles use nanotechnology to offer improved therapeutic properties

Combined treatment using complementary medicine and standard care helps reduce preoperative anxiety

Combined treatment using complementary medicine and standard care helps reduce preoperative anxiety

Acupuncture treatment lowers frequency of hotflashes for 50% of women, study finds

Acupuncture treatment lowers frequency of hotflashes for 50% of women, study finds

Study of classical Chinese medical literature finds references similar to Alzheimer's disease

Study of classical Chinese medical literature finds references similar to Alzheimer's disease

New device could help improve outcomes of pelvic tumour surgeries

New device could help improve outcomes of pelvic tumour surgeries

Medical errors may be prevented by shifting to integrative model of healthcare

Medical errors may be prevented by shifting to integrative model of healthcare

Complementary health approaches appear to be effective in helping manage pain

Complementary health approaches appear to be effective in helping manage pain

Acupuncture may be viable option to manage pain in children with complex medical conditions

Acupuncture may be viable option to manage pain in children with complex medical conditions

Opioid naive individuals at low risk of developing persistent opioid use after surgery, research shows

Opioid naive individuals at low risk of developing persistent opioid use after surgery, research shows

Diversity of gut bacteria may affect brain health

Diversity of gut bacteria may affect brain health

Relaxing acupressure improves fatigue levels in breast cancer survivors

Relaxing acupressure improves fatigue levels in breast cancer survivors