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What is an acupuncturist?

An acupuncturist is a person trained in acupuncture (therapy that uses thin needles inserted through the skin at specific points on the body to control pain and other symptoms). Acupuncture is a type of complementary and alternative medicine.

This answer is based on source information from the National Cancer Institute.

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