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All About Acupuncture and How It Works

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  • An estimated 3.5 million American adults receive acupuncture treatments annually, many of them seeking relief from physical ailments like back pain, fibromyalgia, headaches and osteoarthritis
  • Acupuncture is a therapeutic technique that involves the inserting of ultrafine needles into the surface of your skin at specific points that correspond with your body’s energy pathways
  • Unlike conventional medicine that often focuses on symptom relief, acupuncture seeks to eliminate the root cause of your problem by stimulating the flow of oxygen, nutrients and blood throughout your body
  • If you are interested in the benefits of acupuncture but cannot tolerate needles, you might consider EFT, which involves tapping on energy meridians using your fingertips

By Dr. Mercola

According to the most recent National Health Statistics Report, compiled by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 3.5 million American adults receive acupuncture treatments each year. Used for thousands of years, this therapeutic technique involves inserting ultrafine needles into the surface of your skin at specific points along your body's defined energy pathways, which are also known as meridians.


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