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Acupuncture - Mysterious Needles

Acupuncture is often used to treat chronic headaches and back pain. Theoretically, the needles influence flow of "qi”, the life force. The method is controversial in the West, although it has been established that it occasionally works better than conventional medical treatment. Just how it works remains unclear. It has often been speculated that its effectiveness is due to the placebo effect.

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