Acupuncture Gains Favor for Arthritis

Researchers, physicians, hospitals, health organizations, and health insurers recognize the efficacy of this ancient healing art in relieving pain.

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Forty years ago, few people in the U.S. knew anything, about acupuncture, the centuries-old Chinese system of health care that aims to prevent or cure certain physical disorders by placing needles into specific points on a patients body. Today there are well over 10,000 licensed acupuncturists in the U.S. and more than 3,000 physicians who apply the technique to millions of Americans annually, a great number of which are suffering from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, and other types of disabling arthritic conditions.
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