Acupuncture is thousands of years old and a key component in traditional Chinese medicine. Yet some people are still skeptical of its efficacy. 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 provides some rationale for the doubt people have, and why they shouldn’t! She is an assistant clinical professor at the UCSF School of Medicine Pain Management Center.
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