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Photo: Kim Kardashian Gets Needled During Acupuncture Session (Ouch!)

The Juice
March 25, 2013

Hot on the heels of her vampire facelift, Kim Kardashian sat through another uncomfortable-looking facial treatment over the weekend – and, of course, shared a snapshot of it with her loyal following.

"Oh just relaxing...," the pregnant reality TV star wrote Sunday, along with this photo from an apparent acupuncture session.

In the picture, the 32-year-old has a full face of carefully-applied makeup, but it's not her glossy lips or fake lashes that are the focal point. It is the nearly 20 needles she has inserted into her forehead, brows, cheek, ears, and beyond.

While Kanye West’s lady love, who recently suffered a pregnancy scare, looks calm in the photo and indeed relaxed, we can’t help but think: Ouch!

Of course, acupuncture is nothing new, especially for pregnant women. The non-invasive treatment, which is actually one of the oldest healing practices in the world, is said to improve fertility and pregnancy rates. If a patient is pregnant, it helps decreases stress levels. Acupuncture, which actually isn't painful despite how it looks in this photo, is also said to reduce the chances of miscarriage.

Kardashian’s not the only celebrity mom-to-be who is doing acupuncture while expecting. Last week on "Good Morning America," Fergie, 37, said she's relied on it to help prevent morning sickness. Mariah Carey, 42, also credited the technique with helping her conceive her now-nearly two-year-old twins, Moroccan and Monroe.

This is the second time this month Kardashian's famous face generated big headlines. On an episode of "Kourtney and Kim Take Miami," she underwent a so-called vampire facelift, which is said to reverse signs of aging. The procedure involved a doctor drawing blood from her arm, separating the platelets, and then injecting the blood onto the face with tiny needles.

Speaking of needling, Kardashian has been the subject of numerous tabloid stories about her pregnant weight gain during recent weeks – some of which actually called her fat. In a new interview with "omg! Insider" correspondent Michael Yo, she spoke out about the impact those nasty headlines have had on her. Watch it here:

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