What is Acupuncture

 

Acupuncture is a component of the health care system of China that can be traced back for at least 4000 years. Acupuncture is based on the belief that Qi (vital energy) flows through the body along a network of paths, called meridians that are essential for health. Disruptions of this flow are believed to be responsible for many ailments. Acupuncture may correct imbalances of flow at identifiable points close to the skin.

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The following links will help explain about acupuncture in detail.

Acupuncture and Arthritis

Acupuncture and Allergies

Acupuncture and Children

Mayo Clinic and Acupuncture

National Institute of Health

How Safe Is It

Relatively few complications from the use of acupuncture have been reported to the FDA in light of the millions of people treated each year and the number of acupuncture needles used. Acupuncture is extremely safe and can be used to treat patients of any age and many health conditions.