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(NEWSER) – It was 40 years ago that Xu Long had acupuncture to relieve stomach pain, and "the pain stopped immediately," he tells Central European News. But the treatment appears to have come with some serious complications.

Xu had more recently been suffering from new pains in his back and chest, Fox News reports. "Every time I went to a doctor, they said it was just old age," Xu says. The real culprit, it seems: an inch-long needle left over from the treatment.

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