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Acupuncture as Alternative Medicine

  title={Acupuncture as Alternative Medicine},
  author={Prashanthi Gummadi},
Acupuncture is one of the oldest and best known complementary or alternative therapies available in world. It is originated in china and is the most common treatment used to treat several medical conditions. Acupuncture involves stimulation of body points using needles and variety of techniques. It has been effective in treating Cancer, dental conditions, Infections, Respiratory disorders, Blood disorders, Neurological disorders, urogenital disorders, Psychiatric disorders, Skin diseases. As… 



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