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Acupuncture techniques vary, but more modern practice involves placing tiny stainless steel needles into points on the body.  
Acupuncture
Acupuncture is a technique that invovles placing tiny stainless steel needles into points on the body. Practitioners then use their hands or electrical stimulation to manipulate the needles, prompting the central nervous system to release pain-killing chemicals in the brain and spinal cord region to block pain.

Photo Date: 06/13/06


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