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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).
Review provides new recommendations to manage menopausal symptoms after breast cancer

Review provides new recommendations to manage menopausal symptoms after breast cancer

New study finds almost 400 established medical practices that don’t work

New study finds almost 400 established medical practices that don’t work

FDA authorizes marketing of first medical device for pain relief in adolescents with IBS

FDA authorizes marketing of first medical device for pain relief in adolescents with IBS

Acupuncture can be a wonderful tool for preventing number of diseases

Acupuncture can be a wonderful tool for preventing number of diseases

PCORI’s newly approved awards focus on cancer pain and opioid use disorders

PCORI’s newly approved awards focus on cancer pain and opioid use disorders

Study estimates how many cancer patients and survivors use complementary, alternative medicines

Study estimates how many cancer patients and survivors use complementary, alternative medicines

One-third of people with cancer use complementary and alternative medicines

One-third of people with cancer use complementary and alternative medicines

New article focuses on integrative health, value-based medicine, and whole systems research

New article focuses on integrative health, value-based medicine, and whole systems research

Self-care techniques should be first line of treatment for patients with facial pain, suggests study

Self-care techniques should be first line of treatment for patients with facial pain, suggests study

Experts address sleep disorders following traumatic brain injury

Experts address sleep disorders following traumatic brain injury

Survey: Complementary and alternative medicine is widely used by general population in England

Survey: Complementary and alternative medicine is widely used by general population in England

Number of VHA facilities offering acupuncture has increased rapidly

Number of VHA facilities offering acupuncture has increased rapidly

Study: Sarcoma patients poorly informed about risk of interactions with anti-cancer drugs

Study: Sarcoma patients poorly informed about risk of interactions with anti-cancer drugs

Health insurers have inconsistent policy terms for non-drug pain treatments, study finds

Health insurers have inconsistent policy terms for non-drug pain treatments, study finds

Special Focus Issue takes wide view of complementary and integrative medicine in cancer

Special Focus Issue takes wide view of complementary and integrative medicine in cancer

More women veterans with chronic pain use CIH therapies than men

More women veterans with chronic pain use CIH therapies than men

Study: Poor older Americans most likely to rely on prescription opioids

Study: Poor older Americans most likely to rely on prescription opioids

Unique pain program helps surgical patients wean off opioids safely and effectively

Unique pain program helps surgical patients wean off opioids safely and effectively

Intensive outpatient treatment shows rapid and meaningful changes in veterans' PTSD symptoms

Intensive outpatient treatment shows rapid and meaningful changes in veterans' PTSD symptoms

Electronic system to speed up facial pain diagnosis may improve quality of life and save money

Electronic system to speed up facial pain diagnosis may improve quality of life and save money