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Health Tip: When Acupuncture May Help

Originated in China more than 2,000 years ago

(HealthDay News) -- Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese procedure in which points on the body are stimulated using a number of very fine needles.

Here are conditions and symptoms that may benefit from acupuncture, courtesy of the U.S. National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine:

  • Nausea triggered by chemotherapy or surgery.
  • Menstrual cramps, low back pain or headaches.
  • Fibromyalgia or osteoarthritis.
  • Asthma.
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome or tennis elbow.
  • Stroke rehabilitation.
  • Addiction.

Speak to your doctor to find out if acupuncture may be right for you.

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