Q and A: Curious About Acupuncture?

Q and A: Curious About Acupuncture?

I started chemotherapy last month, and my health care provider suggested I try acupuncture for nausea . How does acupuncture work? Is there any risk to trying it? ANSWER: T raditional Chinese medicine , including acupuncture, dates back more than 2,500 years. Acupuncture involves inserting thin, single-use, sterile needles through the skin to identify and correct imbalances within the body’s “energy” flow, called “qi” or “chi”. Acupuncture as a form of medical treatment has become more popular in the U.S. in recent decades, particularly as an adjunct to Western treatments or as part of...

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