ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
Folic Acid Might Offer Allergy Relief
Asthmatics Who Quit Smoking May Reverse Lung Damage
'Safe' Ozone Levels May Not Be for Some
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Grapefruit Compound Inhibits Hepatitis C Virus
Acupuncture May Help Restore Lost Sense of Smell
Massage Therapy Helps Those With Advanced Cancer
ANIMAL CARE
Separation Anxiety, Canine-Style
'Comfort Dogs' Come to Emotional Rescue
Safe Toys for Dogs
BONES & JOINTS
Frankincense Provides Relief for Osteoarthritis
Heart Failure Raises Risk of Fractures
Sea Worm Inspires Novel Bone Glue
CANCER
Asthmatics Who Quit Smoking May Reverse Lung Damage
Occaisonal Dieting May Cut Breast Cancer, Study Says
Seaweed May Help Treat Lymphoma
CAREGIVING
Baby's Sleep Position May Not Affect Severity of Head Flattening
Medication Errors Could Be Cut: Experts
Weekend Admission May Be Riskier for GI Bleeding
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Potassium-Rich Foods May Cut Stroke, Heart Disease Risk
Bad Marriages Harder on Women's Health
Exercise Extends Life of Kidney Patients
COSMETIC
What to Do If You Have Unsightly Veins
Contact Lenses Boost Kids' Self-Image
Mouse Study Finds Molecule That Tells Hair to Grow
DENTAL, ORAL
Gummy Bears Join Cavity Fight
Gum Disease Treatment Doesn't Cut Preterm Birth Risk
Dental Implants Need More Work Than Root Canals
DIABETES
'Standard' Glucose Test May Be Wrong One for Obese Children
Drug May Not Help Diabetes-Related Eye Damage
Poor Blood Sugar Control After Heart Surgery Impacts Outcomes
DIET, NUTRITION
Omega-3 May Reduce Endometriosis Risk
The High-Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) Debate
Olive Oil May Be Key to Mediterranean Diet's Benefits
DISABILITIES
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
U.S. Diet Needs Heart-Felt Overhaul
Former Inmates at Increased Risk for High Blood Pressure
Controversial Chemical Lingers Longer in the Body
EYE CARE, VISION
Thyroid Problems Boost Glaucoma Risk
'Blind' Man Navigates Obstacle Course Without Error
Certain Diabetes Drugs May Pose Eye Risk
FITNESS
Exercise May Prevent Prostate Cancer: Study Shows
Living With Less TV, More Sweat Boosts Weight Loss
Vigorous Exercise Can Cut Breast Cancer Risk
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
HRT Use Raises Risk of Stomach Trouble
Peppermint Oil, Fiber Can Fight Irritable Bowel
New Yogurt May Ease Stomach Ulcers
GENERAL HEALTH
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
Simple Exercise Precautions To Help Keep Baby Boomers Fit
Have Fun But Put Play It Safe on the 4th
HEAD & NECK
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
Imaging Sheds Light on How Acupuncture Works
Save Your Aging Brain, Try Surfing The Web
Subway Defibrillators Save Lives
HEARING
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Lack of Vitamin D Linked to High Blood Pressure
Dark Chocolate May Lower Stroke Risk
Too-Low Blood Pressure Can Also Bring Danger
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Viral Infection Might Trigger High Blood Pressure
Grapefruit Compound Inhibits Hepatitis C Virus
Surgical Masks Could Prevent Flu, Maybe
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Too Many Infants Short on Vitamin D
Guard Kids' Eyes Against Long-Term Sun Damage
Health Tip: Back Pain in Children
MEN'S HEALTH
Eating Fast Until Full Triples Overweight Risk
More Vitamin C May Mean Less Chance of Gout
Vigorous Exercise Cuts Stroke Risk for Men, Not Women
MENTAL HEALTH
Estrogen May Help Men's Hearts
Eight Spiritual Universal Principles in the Art of Practice
Meditation May Boost College Students' Learning
PAIN
Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
Are We Exercising Pain Away? Not So Much.
Alleviating Rheumatoid Arthritis
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Placebo Acupuncture Tied to Higher IVF Pregnancies
Heart Defects in Newborns Linked to Antidepressants
For Baby and Mom Alike, Breast-Feeding May Be Best
SENIORS
As You Age, Better Health Means Better Sex
Boost In Elderly Population Will Be Felt Worldwide
Rapid Weight Loss in Seniors Signals Higher Dementia Risk
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Meditation May Help Put Primary Insomnia to Bed
Sleeping Could Help Women Lose The Baby Fat
Daylight Savings: Not a Bright Time for All
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Bitter Melon Extract May Slow, Stop Breast Cancer
Acupuncture May Relieve Acid Indigestation In Pregnancy
Acupuncture May Ease Depression During Pregnancy
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Health Tip: Anticipating Acupuncture

Once you've accomplished that, the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine offers this explanation of what to expect during your treatment.

* At your initial visit, the acupuncturist should ask you about your health history, medications you are taking, and your lifestyle.
* The metal needles used are extremely thin -- approximately the thickness of a human hair.
* Most people feel very little or no pain as the needles are inserted into the skin.
* The way you feel after the experience may vary. Some people have more energy, while others feel more relaxed.
* Treatments may last several weeks or longer.



-- Diana Kohnle

Last Updated: Dec. 16, 2008

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