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How does acupuncture treat pain?

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese practice that uses very thin needles at very specific points on the skin to treat disease and pain. Practitioners of acupuncture undergo specialized training in these techniques and may offer this treatment for certain painful conditions.

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Does acupuncture hurt?
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What are some guidelines to follow if I decide to try acupuncture?
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How does acupuncture work?
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