Acupuncture is thousands of years old and a key component in traditional Chinese medicine. A collection of different procedures, acupuncture is thought to stimulate the body’s meridians (ie, channels that carry energy throughout the human system) and correct unhealthy imbalances. Dr. Heidi Reetz describes which types of pain are most receptive to acupuncture treatment. She is an assistant clinical professor at the UCSF School of Medicine Pain Management Center.
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