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Acupuncture is an ancient therapy that is regaining popularity today. It is often used as a complementary therapy for treating pain caused by anything from menstruation and arthritis to chemotherapy and fibromyalgia. If you or someone you know suffers from pain and would like to try acupuncture, keep reading to learn the risks and rewards that can come with acupuncture.

If you’re afraid of needles, try and talk yourself out of that fear. Acupuncture is known to help ease pain and get life back to normal. Get over your anxiety and get the pain relief you desire!

Before you decide to make a stop at your local acupuncture practitioner, give your insurance company a call. There might be some procedures that they won’t cover. Ask your provider which insurance companies they’re working with so that you don’t get surprised with a huge bill.

Keep an open mind. Regardless of what you thought about acupuncture in the past, remember that a large number of patients often report feeling better the day they receive their treatment. Go in to your appointment and maintain an optimistic outlook. You will feel better about everything that is going on if you do.

Do not just go to one appointment and then stop. Generally, you will experience the best results if you go to several treatments. If you are not dedicated to the process, you are not going to benefit as much from it. Talk to your doctor about what you can realistically expect after the first appointment and then going forward.