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Acupuncture Helps Kids and Teens With Chronic Pain

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  • According to a recent survey, acupuncture can be an effective option for children and teenagers who are experiencing chronic pain.
  • Some youths were scared initially or thought the procedure was weird, but many overcame these feelings and reported improved pain symptoms.
  • Acupuncture usually involves placing needles under the surface of the skin, but other approaches use a warmed glass or magnets placed on certain areas of the body.
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