What is Acupuncture?

Maybe some of us are wondering  how acupuncture works. Acupuncture it is an alternative medicine that treats patients by insertion and manipulation of needles in the body.  Its proponents variously claim that it relieves pain, treats infertility, treats disease, prevents disease, or promotes general health.

According to history the earliest written record of acupuncture is found in the Huangdi Neijing dated approximately 200 BCE.  Acupuncture typically incorporates traditional Chinese medicine as an integral part of its practice and theory.  The term “acupuncture” is sometimes used to refer to insertion of needles at points other than traditional ones, or to applying an electric current to needles in acupuncture points.Different variations of acupuncture are practiced and taught throughout the world.

One Response to “What is Acupuncture?”

  1. I’ve been looking for an acupuncturist because I really like to try this one… I want acupuncture to relieve me from stress.

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