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Ancient Art of Acupuncture Helps Survivor Cope
After chemotherapy for ovarian cancer, Nannette Goddard was at her wit’s end because of neuropathy, a nerve disorder that caused bothersome tingling and numbness in her arms and legs.

Then a doctor suggested she try acupuncture. This form of Chinese medicine involves inserting fine needles into parts of the body to unblock energy, also called qi (pronounced "chee"). It worked.

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