acupuncture

     

Acupuncture (from Lat. acus, "neele", and pungere, "prick") or in Standard Mandarin, zhe-n bia-n (a related word, zhe-n jiu, refers to acupuncture together with moxibustion) is a technique of inserting and manipulating fine filiform needles into specific points on the body with the aim of relieving pain and for therapeutic purposes. According to acupuncture theory, these acupuncture points lie along meridians along which qi, a kind of vital energy, is said to flow. There is no generally-accepted anatomical or histological basis for these concepts, and modern acupuncturists tend to view them in functional rather than structural terms, (viz. as a useful metaphor in guiding evaluation and care of patients). Acupuncture is thought to have originated in China and is most commonly associated with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Different types of acupuncture (Classical Chinese, Japanese, Tibetan, and Korean acupuncture) are practiced and taught throughout the world.

Trivia about acupuncture

  • 4,000 years ago, the first needles used in this Chinese medical procedure were made out of stone, not metal
  • You might get needled by this 4,000-year-old technique in widespread use at Chinese hospitals
  • Today's pets can be treated with physiotherapy, herbal medicine & this Chinese method that uses needles
  • In this practice, heat or electricity may be applied to the skin in addition to needles
  • The Chinese discovered that this practice using needles could work as an anesthetic
  • There are 360 points of contact on the body to "needle" you in this Chinese medical specialty
  • Gold needles were once used in this medical treatment that uses meridian points
  • Ancient Chinese medical practice in which needles are inserted in the skin at key points
  • You'll need over 360 needles to insert one in every meridian point on your body in this medical art
  • The legendary emperor Shen Nung has sometimes been "stuck" with the invention of this healing practice
  • You might be needled by this 4,000-year-old technique in widespread use in Chinese hospitals
  • In China this practice, zhen ke, dates back 4,000 years; today it's mostly used there for surgical analgesia
  • This traditional Chinese medical technique uses fine metal needles & has its roots in Taoism
  • "The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine" deals with this 365-body-point technique
  • It's the ancient method in use here

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