Acupuncture is one of the world's oldest medical therapies. It involves inserting hair-thin needles through the skin at specific body points and in various combinations. The needles stimulate nerves, muscles and connective tissue, which may boost your body's natural painkillers and increase blood circulation. Acupuncture is used most often to treat chronic pain.
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