Recent Examples of acupuncture from the Web
Bee venom acupuncture, for example, had a 261 percent increased risk of having a bad reaction when compared to people who got a saline injection.
On his website, Laga describes himself as an acupuncture and biomechanics specialist and a practitioner at Structural Elements, operating out of offices in Mequon and Waukesha.
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Exhale Spa looks out over the city and has a treatment menu with massages, core conditioning, acupuncture, and yoga.
The American news operations of Tab Media are on a Brooklyn side street in a nondescript brick building that also houses an acupuncture studio and a mortgage lender.
But in the acupuncture studies, Kaptchuk was struck by the fact that patients in both groups were actually getting better.
By conventional standards, this would make acupuncture a sham.
Other attractions include Chinese cuisine, such as roasted duck, and traditional Chinese medicine, such as acupuncture.
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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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