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Do I have to believe in acupuncture for it to work?

A magical thing can happen when acupuncture skeptics give acupuncture a chance to work.

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What is the secret behind ear acupuncture?

There is more to the ear than meets the eye.

What is community acupuncture (really), and how did it come to be?

It all started with a lay-off. That led to the adaptation of an American legacy. That was an adaptation of a longstanding Asian tradition.

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Spiral staircase representing "whorl" of connective tissue that forms around rotated acupuncture needle

Why do acupuncturists sometimes “twist” the needles?

Curious what was going on beneath the surface during needle rotation, researchers observed a phenomenon called “needle grasp” affecting tissues surrounding the rotated needle, and even changes to cells farther away.

How do I decide what to pay for my sliding-scale acupuncture treatment?

Not sure what you can afford to pay for your acupuncture treatment? This guide is for you!

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This is your brain on acupuncture

Recent studies show that different acupuncture points induce different activities of brain regions.

What is the difference between acupuncture and dry needling?

The most basic definition of dry needling includes acupuncture. But dry needling has come to mean something more specific—and that’s where things get complicated.

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