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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).
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

Researchers identify dermatologic complications due to cultural practices

Researchers identify dermatologic complications due to cultural practices

Father’s and son’s injuries lead to the mother of all therapy bills

Father’s and son’s injuries lead to the mother of all therapy bills

Researchers invent medical device for proliferation, differentiation of neural stem cells

Researchers invent medical device for proliferation, differentiation of neural stem cells

Rush receives $45 million WWP grant to improve mental health care for veterans and their families

Rush receives $45 million WWP grant to improve mental health care for veterans and their families

Acupuncture does not increase the chance of IVF success find researchers

Acupuncture does not increase the chance of IVF success find researchers

Researchers urge re-examination of colonial models in regulation of traditional medicine practitioners

Researchers urge re-examination of colonial models in regulation of traditional medicine practitioners

Researchers find novel approach for in vivo real-time monitoring of metabolites

Researchers find novel approach for in vivo real-time monitoring of metabolites

Newly expanded program at Rush offers relief from pelvic floor problems

Newly expanded program at Rush offers relief from pelvic floor problems

To treat pain, PTSD and other ills, Tennessee vets try tai chi

To treat pain, PTSD and other ills, Tennessee vets try tai chi

App-based self-acupressure benefits women with menstrual pain

App-based self-acupressure benefits women with menstrual pain

Previously unknown feature of human anatomy identified

Previously unknown feature of human anatomy identified