Commenly Asked Questions Concerning Acupuncture

Acupuncture Theories

Q: What is acupunctureA: Acupuncture is a complex branch of ancient Chinese medicine that is based on principles developed in China over the past 2000 years. The foundation in which these principles ...

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The Benefits of Acupuncture And Its Role In Health Care

General improvements in health status have been observed in conjunction with acupuncture treatment. General improvement in health status is consistent with models of the physiologic basis of acupuncture that indicate therapeutic effects through a wide range of mechanisms and body systems. Read More

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Acupuncture Efficacy And Indications

Acupuncture clinical efficacy data has been summarized in 1990s by NIH and WHO concluding that there is sufficient evidence of acupuncture's value to treat diseases. Read More

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Commonly Used Acupuncture Points

There are hundreds points that are mapped to 14 major meridian lines, one meridian for each of the 12 inner organs, one meridian along the spine (called the governing vessel), and another along the midline of the abdomen (called the conception vessel). Read More

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Clinical practice of acupuncture

Most modern acupuncturists use disposable stainless steel needles of fine diameter (0.007 to 0.020 in (0.18 to 0.51 mm)). The size and type of needle used, and the depth of insertion, depend on the acupuncture style being practiced. Read More

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Mechanisms of Acupuncture Action

There are three main acupuncture mechanisms: Conduction of electromagnetic signals, Activation of opioid systems, Changes in brain chemistry, sensation, and involuntary body functions Read More

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Scientific theories regarding acupuncture

There are several acupuncture theories concerning the hypothesized acupuncture principles underlying the proposed acupuncture mechanism: Nerve-reflex theory, Gate-control theory of pain, Neurohormonal theory. Nerve-... Read More

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Modern Acupuncture Views

Modern studies have revealed that acupuncture stimulates one or more of the signaling systems, which can, under certain circumstances, increase the rate of healing response. This may be sufficient to cure a disease, or it might only reduce its impact. Read More

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Ancient Acupuncture Theories

In the ancient acupuncture text, Huangdi Neijing (Yellow Emperor’s Classic on Internal Medicine), acupuncture was described as a means of letting out excess qi or blood by making holes in the body along certain pathways, called jingluo (meridians). Read More

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Chinese Acupuncture History

Acupuncture is the procedure of inserting and manipulating needles into various points on the body to relieve pain or for therapeutic purposes. Chinese has practised acupuncture for more than 2000 years. Huangdi Neijing is the first Chinese book that described acupuncture and its usage. Read More

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