ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
'Safe' Ozone Levels May Not Be for Some
Using Music and Sports to Improve Kids' Asthma
Air Pollution May Raise Blood Pressure
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Health Tip: Anticipating Acupuncture
Relaxation Tapes or Mozart Lower Blood Pressure
Eight Spiritual Universal Principles in the Art of Practice
ANIMAL CARE
'Comfort Dogs' Come to Emotional Rescue
Rest Easy. When It Comes to Swine Flu, Your Pet Is Safe
Animals Respond to Acupuncture's Healing Touch
BONES & JOINTS
Pain More a Cause of Arthritis Than a Symptom
Weight Loss Might Not Curb Knee Arthritis
Soccer's a Winner for Building Bone Health in Girls
CANCER
Gene Screen May Predict Colon Cancer's Return
Get to Know the Pap Test
Vitamin D May Improve Melanoma Survival
CAREGIVING
Caring for Aging Loved Ones Can Be a Catch-22
3 Steps Might Help Stop MRSA's Spread
Hospital Volume Imperfect Gauge of Cancer Surgery Outcomes
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Varicose Veins May Mask Larger Problem
Walk 100 Steps a Minute for 'Moderate' Exercise
Years of Exposure to Traffic Pollution Raises Blood Pressure
COSMETIC
The Acne Drug Accutane More Than Doubles Depression Risk
What to Do If You Have Unsightly Veins
Gum Chewing May Cut Craving for Snacks
DENTAL, ORAL
Good Oral Hygiene May Protect Against Heart Infections
Hormones May Be to Blame for Women's Cavity Rates
Health Tip: At Risk for Gingivitis
DIABETES
Arthritis Hits More Than Half of Diabetics
Chamomile Tea May Ward Off Diabetes Damage
24 Million Americans Had Diabetes in 2007
DIET, NUTRITION
Leafy Greens Top Risky Food List
Teens Lose More Weight Using Healthy Strategies
Occaisonal Dieting May Cut Breast Cancer, Study Says
DISABILITIES
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Think You Are Lead-Free? Check Your Soil
'Safe' Ozone Levels May Not Be for Some
Hypertension May Hit Black Males Earlier
EYE CARE, VISION
Eye Test Could Spot Diabetes Vision Trouble Early
Vision Test for Young Children Called Unreliable
When Corks Fly, Watch the Eyes
FITNESS
Many Cancer Survivors Don't Adopt Healthy Lifestyle
You Can Get Great Exercise In The Garden
Have Fun This Summer, But DO Be Careful
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Soothing Imagery May Help Rid Some Kids of Stomach Pain
Intestinal Bacteria Trigger Immune Response
Olive Oil May Protect Against Bowel Disease
GENERAL HEALTH
Regular Yoga May Improve Eating Habits
To Quit Smoking, Try Logging On
Vitamin D and Bone Health: Are You Getting Enough of This Important Vitamin?
HEAD & NECK
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
Imaging Sheds Light on How Acupuncture Works
'Comfort Dogs' Come to Emotional Rescue
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
HEARING
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
How Weight Loss Can Help the Heart
Rheumatoid Arthritis a Threat to the Heart
Western Diet Linked To Heart Disease, Metabolic Syndrome
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Swine Flu Loves a Crowd
More Medicinal Uses for Pomegranate
Swine Flu Closes Three Schools in NYC
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Plastics Chemical Tied to Aggression in Young Girls
Babies Cared For In Others Homes Might Become Heavy Toddlers
Traffic, Dust Linked to Asthma in Kids
MEN'S HEALTH
Soy Linked to Low Sperm Count
More Vitamin C May Mean Less Chance of Gout
Exercise May Prevent Prostate Cancer: Study Shows
MENTAL HEALTH
Bullying Seems to Affect Kids Years Later
Have a Goal in Life? You Might Live Longer
Chocolate a Sweet Pick-Me-Up for the Depressed
PAIN
Alleviating Rheumatoid Arthritis
Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Sleeping Could Help Women Lose The Baby Fat
Mom's Extra Pregnancy Pounds May Raise Child's Heart Risks
Music of Mozart Soothes the Preemie Baby
SENIORS
Exercise Benefits Even the Oldest Old
As You Age, Better Health Means Better Sex
Nighttime Urination Linked to Higher Death Rate Among Elderly
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
6 to 8 Hours of Shut-Eye Is Optimal for Health
Sleeping Could Help Women Lose The Baby Fat
Pay Attention to Signs That Say You're Too Fatigued to Drive
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Spice Compounds May Stem Tumor Growth
Supportive Weigh-In Program Keeps Pounds Off
Vitamin D Good for Breast Cancer Patients
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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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