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The bears also received acupuncture and laser therapy treatment.
The bears also received acupuncture, chiropractic care and laser therapy.
Studies have shown that acupuncture can make conventional pain treatments more effective and can even reduce pain — from neck and lower back pain to migraines to osteoarthritis — on its own.
Studies have linked acupuncture needle points to endorphin release.
The hiking program takes full advantage of the terrain; other options include watsu, acupuncture, hot river-stone massage, and craniosacral therapy.
Neither Medicare nor the Veterans Administration cover acupuncture.
From Saturday through Friday, Scott utilized ice, heat, ibuprofen, electro stimulation, acupuncture, a walking boot, physical therapy, seemingly everything but voodoo, to heal his Achilles.
To subdue these negative effects, up to 86 percent of people with breast cancer turn to complementary therapies such as acupuncture, dietary supplements, meditation and yoga, according to a study published in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment.
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Did You Know?
In Latin, acus means "needle", and the English word acupuncture was coined way back in the 17th century to describe a technique the Chinese had already been using for 2,000 years. An acupuncturist may insert many extremely fine needles at a time; the treatment is usually uncomfortable but not truly painful. In China today, even major surgery is often carried out using only acupuncture to kill the pain; it's also used for many other conditions, including insomnia, depression, smoking, and overweight. Acupuncture is based on ancient theories of bodily energy that few Western doctors have ever accepted; but even though attempts to explain its effects by Western science have been unsuccessful, it's now widely recognized by doctors as effective for pain reduction.
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