In this ancient practice, very thin needles are put on points of your body. Research shows it boosts your immune system and releases natural painkillers. It may also curb side effects of cancer treatment like nausea, pain, fatigue, and anxiety.
But don’t skip doctor visits because you’re getting acupuncture. In fact, make sure your doctor knows you’re thinking about it before you try it. There can be side effects and in some cases, acupuncture isn’t recommended.