Acupuncture is a pain management therapy developed in China. It involves placing thin needles in the skin at certain points to increase energy (chi/qi) flow throughout the body. This type of treatment is generally safe and has been used not only for pain, but also for depression, stress, headaches, arthritis, and many other conditions. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how acupuncture is performed and much more.
Menopause and Alternative Therapy
Learn more from WebMD about complementary and alternative therapy for the symptoms of menopause.
Alternative Treatments for Depression
Complementary and alternative approaches to depression include massage, acupuncture, yoga, and listening to music. Learn more from WebMD about the power of these practices to lift one's mood.
Doctors Who Treat Pain
WebMD provides a rundown of specialists who diagnose and treat pain, along with information on finding one near you.
Alternative and Complementary Therapies for Multiple Sclerosis
Learn about the different types of alternative and complementary therapies being used to treat multiple sclerosis, including questions you should ask before trying one.
Alternative Medicine Checks in to the Hospital
Studies Show Acupuncture, Massage Help Heart Patients After Surgery
Can 'Chi' Ease Arthritis Pain?
Alternative healers say they've developed treatments that can ease the pain of arthritis -- without drugs. But to use them you must start thinking in terms of 'chi' -- the Chinese term for a life force that flows through the human body.
Alternative Therapies for Low Back Pain
A look at ways to treat low back pain without drugs or surgery, such as acupuncture, yoga, massage, and biofeedback.
Chronic Pain Control: Pain Relief Without Pills
If you're a pain sufferer, here's some good news: Plenty of options exist to ease aches, and many of them don't come in pill form.
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How to Help Headache Pain
Suffer from tension headaches? See how you can use relaxation techniques, medication, and other methods to fight the pain.
Slideshow: 9 Things You Can Do to Avoid Fibromyalgia Pain and Fatigue
A Visual Guide to Multiple Sclerosis
Learn more from this WebMD slideshow about multiple sclerosis, or MS -- its cause, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and other facts.
Which Infertility Treatment Is for You?
From IVF to acupuncture, WebMD's slides show the methods available to get pregnant. Costs, success rates, illustrations, and causes of infertility are also covered.