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Acupuncture is gaining new traction–and respect–in hospitals and doctors’ offices as evidence of its curative power piles up. Here, why it works–and what conditions it’s best for. By Laurie Tarkan Virginia Ginsburg, 35, of Santa Monica, CA, didn’t put much stock in acupuncture. So when she woke up one morning in September 2009 with pain in her back and leg so excruciating that she could barely walk, she begged her husband to take her to the emergency room. She was diagnosed with sciatica, given a shot of morphine and some pain pills, and sent limping home. But after a few days, when the pain hadn’t abated, she remembered how acupuncture had eased her morning sickness when she was pregnant. “I was skeptical that it could help with a more serious condition, but I didn’t know where else to turn,” she says. So she called the acupuncturist again. 20 Ways to Sleep Better Every N...

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