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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 HIVMA guidelines recommend screening everyone with HIV for chronic pain

New HIVMA guidelines recommend screening everyone with HIV for chronic pain

Review provides new recommendations to manage menopausal symptoms after breast cancer

Review provides new recommendations to manage menopausal symptoms after breast cancer

Rush Midlife Center addresses health needs of women going through perimenopause

Rush Midlife Center addresses health needs of women going through perimenopause

Relaxed blood donation rules for gay men and sex workers in England and Scotland

Relaxed blood donation rules for gay men and sex workers in England and Scotland

New LA BioMed study offers answers for why acupuncture may help people with chronic pain

New LA BioMed study offers answers for why acupuncture may help people with chronic pain

Acupuncture may not be effective treatment for infertility in women with PCOS

Acupuncture may not be effective treatment for infertility in women with PCOS

Patients with mental disorders get half of all opioid prescriptions

Patients with mental disorders get half of all opioid prescriptions

Study shows acupuncture as viable alternative to pain-relieving drugs in emergency departments

Study shows acupuncture as viable alternative to pain-relieving drugs in emergency departments

Exposure to carcinogenic compounds can come with inhalation of vaporized cannabis oil, study shows

Exposure to carcinogenic compounds can come with inhalation of vaporized cannabis oil, study shows

Acupuncture improves quality of life, physical and mental health for patients with allergic asthma, trial finds

Acupuncture improves quality of life, physical and mental health for patients with allergic asthma, trial finds

Researchers propose link between acupuncture and 21st century medicine

Researchers propose link between acupuncture and 21st century medicine

Experts defy exclusion of acupuncture in two British governmental guidelines

Experts defy exclusion of acupuncture in two British governmental guidelines

New findings support use of integrative therapies for treating breast cancer patients

New findings support use of integrative therapies for treating breast cancer patients

How physicians can prevent opioid abuse while providing adequate pain relief

How physicians can prevent opioid abuse while providing adequate pain relief

Electroacupuncture may lead to better blood sugar regulation in obese and overweight women

Electroacupuncture may lead to better blood sugar regulation in obese and overweight women

Research: Surgical approaches may not offer added benefit to patients with tennis elbow

Research: Surgical approaches may not offer added benefit to patients with tennis elbow

Electroacupuncture triggers neurological mechanism to promote tissue repair and relieve pain, study shows

Electroacupuncture triggers neurological mechanism to promote tissue repair and relieve pain, study shows

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