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How does acupuncture work?

Posted by Kristen D.

I know it involves needles, which makes me a little nervous, but I've heard it doesn't always hurt (although there could be moments when it does).

I'd like to know more about how it works though-the simpler the explanation the better, since I'm new to the whole idea. I've wondered if it would help pain I have in my back and occasionally in my jaw.

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That helps me understand it a little bit more. But how do you find problems in a person's energy flow?
The following 'What is Acupuncture?' explanation may help you understand how it works:  It is certainly utlilized by many practitioners - aside from acupuncturists themselves - such as holistic dentists, chiropractors, etc. Just be sure that any practitioner you visit has had extensive training in the practice, and is licensed and/or certified if your state requires that of them.
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