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Acupuncture needle being placed in a patient's wrist. Acupuncture needles are placed in the skin at specific points on the body along energy lines known as meridians. Disorders are cured by altering the flow of life energy (Qi) along the meridians. Acupuncture is used mainly to treat arthritis and rheumatic pain, although it can be used to treat a wide range of disorders.
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