ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
Molecule in Skin May Link Eczema and Asthma
Childhood Food Allergies on the Rise
Obesity May Raise Kids' Allergy Risk
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Relaxation Tapes or Mozart Lower Blood Pressure
Music Therapy For Prehistoric Man?
Green Tea May Help Brain Cope With Sleep Disorders
ANIMAL CARE
Separation Anxiety, Canine-Style
Animals Respond to Acupuncture's Healing Touch
Rest Easy. When It Comes to Swine Flu, Your Pet Is Safe
BONES & JOINTS
Rheumatoid Arthritis Hits Women Harder
Bone Loss Stable on Restricted Calorie Diet
Using a Balloon to Repair a Broken Back
CANCER
Wristbands May Lessen Nausea After Radiation
Family History Key Player in Brain Cancer Risk
Spice Compounds May Stem Tumor Growth
CAREGIVING
Many Hospital Patients Can't ID Their Doctors
New Guidelines for Treating Heart Failure
Caregiving May Lengthen Life
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
A Brisk Pace May Keep Stroke at Bay
Review Confirms Links Between Diet, Heart Health
Health Tip: Are You Anemic?
COSMETIC
Health Tip: After Liposuction
Study Evaluates Laser Therapies for Hair Removal
With Psoriasis, the Internet May Offer Hope
DENTAL, ORAL
Scientists Find Gene for Tooth Enamel
Most Insured Adults Worry About Health Care Costs: Poll
Gum Care Helps Control Type 2 Diabetes and Its Complications
DIABETES
Diabetes Linked to Cognitive Problems
Boosting Vitamin D Can Do a Heart Good
Whole Grains Take a Bite Out of Type 2 Diabetes Risk
DIET, NUTRITION
Want to Stop Cancer? You Can, Experts Say
Functional Foods Uncovered
Olive Oil May Be Key to Mediterranean Diet's Benefits
DISABILITIES
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Arsenic in Drinking Water Raises Diabetes Risk
1976 Italian Dioxin Release Damaged Babies' Thyroids
Stomach Germ May Protect Against Asthma
EYE CARE, VISION
Retinal Gene Is Linked to Childhood Blindness
High Temps Degrade Contact Lens Solution: Study
Decorative Halloween Eye Lenses May Pose Serious Risks
FITNESS
Exercise May Prevent Prostate Cancer: Study Shows
Fitness Fades Fast After 45
Yoga Can Ease Lower Back Pain
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Traditional Nonsurgical GERD Treatments Not Impressive
Gum Chewing May Speed Colon Surgery Recovery
Peppermint Oil, Fiber Can Fight Irritable Bowel
GENERAL HEALTH
Should the FDA Regulate Tobacco?
Varicose Veins May Mask Larger Problem
Maximize Your Run
HEAD & NECK
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
E-Mailing Your Way to Healthier Habits
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
'Comfort Dogs' Come to Emotional Rescue
HEARING
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Obese People Seem to Do Better With Heart Disease
Potassium-Rich Foods May Cut Stroke, Heart Disease Risk
Implanted Defibrillators Boost Long-Term Survival
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Hand Washing 10 Times a Day May Help Keep Flu Away
Dry Weather Boosts Odds of Flu Outbreaks
Swine Flu Loves a Crowd
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Combo Treatment Eases Wheezing in Babies
Working Intensely Early on May Help Autistic Kids
Even Young Kids Can Learn CPR
MEN'S HEALTH
Could Chinese Herb Be a Natural Viagra?
Varicose Veins May Mask Larger Problem
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
MENTAL HEALTH
Living Alone Increases Odds of Developing Dementia
Green Spaces Boost the Body and the Mind
Psychotherapy Can Boost Happiness More Than Money
PAIN
Acupuncture, Real or Fake, Eases Back Pain
Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
Are We Exercising Pain Away? Not So Much.
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Breast-Feeding May Protect a Woman's Heart
Breast-Feeding Benefits Moms and Babies
Woman in America Are Delaying Motherhood, Study Says
SENIORS
Rapid Weight Loss in Seniors Signals Higher Dementia Risk
Laughter Can Stimulate a Dull Appetite
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Daylight Savings: Not a Bright Time for All
Lose Weight, Sleep Apnea May Improve
Exercising Throat Muscles May Relieve Sleep Apnea
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Soy May Not Lead to Denser Breasts
Alternative Treatments May Boost IVF Success
Postmenopausal Women With Breast Cancer Face Joint Issues
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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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