Medical News Today: Dry needling vs. acupuncture: What the research says

Dry needling and acupuncture look similar and involve sticking thin needles into the skin, but they are different practices with different aims. In this article, we look at how dry needling and acupuncture work, the ailments they intend to treat, and whether they are effective. We also explore the possible risks.
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Source: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Ahead of Print.
Source: The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Acupunct Electrother Res Source Type: research
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Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
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Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
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Source: Women and Birth - Category: Midwifery Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Chinese Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
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Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
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