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Acupuncture and Surgery: Relieve Anxiety Before and Reduce Discomfort After

Posted by Melissa Chefec

“Acupuncture is one of the better known types of alternative medicine,” says plastic surgeon and breast specialist Dr. Constance M. Chen. “Its acceptance has grown as physicians have come to see that it can be effective, and it is sometimes incorporated into conventional healthcare. In particular, acupuncture has shown promise when used in ‘perioperative care,’ in findings that its use before and after surgery can improve the clinical outcome and speed recovery.” Click HERE for the full article.

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