has been a major part of primary healthcare in China for the
last 5,000 years. It is used extensively for a variety of
medical purposes ranging from the prevention and treatment
of disease, to relieving pain and anesthetizing patients for
surgery. As in many oriental medicine practices, the emphasis
of acupuncture is on prevention. In traditional Chinese medicine,
the highest form of acupuncture was given to enable you to
live a long, healthy life.
earliest written account of acupuncture is found in the Nei
Jing (The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine).
This document is believed to be from around 200 BC and is
one of the oldest comprehensive medical text book. Pien
Chueh, a famous physician of the fourth century BC, used
stone acupuncture needles, moxibustion and herbs to bring
a prince out of a coma. The Chinese still celebrate his birthday
every year on April 28th.
literally means 'needle piercing," the practice
of inserting very fine needles into the skin to stimulate
specific anatomic points in the body (called acupoints
or acupuncture points) for therapeutic purposes. Along
with the usual method of puncturing the skin with the fine
needles, the practitioners of acupuncture also use heat, pressure,
friction, suction, or impulses of electromagnetic energy to
stimulate the points. The acupoints (acupuncture points) are
stimulated to balance the movement of energy (qi) in
the body to restore health.
involves stimulating. In the past 40 years acupuncture has
become a well-known, reasonably available treatment in developed
and developing countries. Acupuncture is used to regulate
or correct the flow of qi to restore health.
really understand how acupuncture works, it is necessary to
become familiar with the basics of Chinese philosophy. The
philosophies of the Dao or Tao, yin and yang,
the eight principles, the three treasures and
the five elements are all fundamental to traditional
Chinese acupuncture and its specific role in helping to maintain
good health and a person's well-being.
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