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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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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Acupuncture Theories

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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