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More than likely, you have heard of acupuncture. You may even know someone who has had it done. So what is acupuncture, exactly? Acupuncture is a treatment inserting very thin needles through a person's skin in specific points on the body to various depths. It is believed to help relieve pain, such as from migraines or injuries, nausea, anxiety, depression, and many other ailments. Acupuncture is from Chinese medicine and is a technique for balancing the flow of life energy, known as chi or qi (chee). Acupuncture - Mayo Clinic

Acupuncture isn't just a new fad. It has actually been studied and practiced for over 2500 years. There are practitioners who are trained and skilled acupuncturists. The Chinese practitioners of acupuncture believe that when a person's life force, or qi, is flowing well, then it brings about good physical and mental health. When a person's qi is blocked, illness can occur. Acupuncture is believed to realign a person's qi in order to promote wellness. When you think about the concept, it isn't too far fetched. When you're stressed and overworked, not sleeping well, you can be more prone to illness. Acupuncture is based on achieving balance, which in turn is believed to promote wellness.

It is important to find a practitioner who is licensed and skilled. If you're interested in trying acupuncture, you can talk to a friend or colleague who has had it and ask about their experience. A licensed or certified acupuncturist should be able to answer any questions you may have about acupuncture.

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