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Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine needles into
the body at specific points that have shown over thousands
of years of practice to be effective in treating specific
conditions and illnesses. There are 365 Classical points
located along 14 Meridians,or lines of energy that cover
the entire body.
Skillful location, insertion and manipulation of the needles
achieves the desired effect. This is somewhat like knowing
which switch in your home turns on which appliance.
should not be painful. It is important, however, that you
feel the sensation of Qi, called 'de Qi'. You may feel the
arrival of Qi as a slight cramping, a dull achy feeling,
a feeling like electricity, a tingling, or sensation of
heat or cold. None of these sensations should be very uncomfortable.
Occasionally, you may feel as if you've been stung by a
bee. This should pass very quickly. If it does not, tell
your practitioner so he can adjust or remove the needle.
The list of conditions which Acupuncture can
treat successfully is extensive. In the West, Acupuncture
is mainly associated with pain management. Certainly, Acupuncture
is most effective for all kinds of pain. It is well suited
for the treatment of acute pain such as sports injuries,
pulled muscles and tendons, or twisted backs and ankles.
Elvis Stojko, for example, and most NFL teams have Acupuncturists
Acupuncture is also very effective for chronic
pain such as arthritis, Fibromyalgia, repetitive strain
injury, or chronic back ache.
As well, Acupuncture is very good for treating
stomach & bowel disorders, ear, nose & throat disorders,
asthma & breathlessness, paralysis, frozen shoulder,
Carpel Tunnel Syndrome, and other such disorders.
Acupuncture is also most effective in treating
addictions, phobias, anxiety and other such psychological
problems. Acupuncture is also very useful for any kind of
'wellness' program.. Stimulation of specific points tonify
all the primary organ systems as well as the body as a whole.
It is said, 'needle Stomach 36 (Zusanli) and live to be
are 5 main components to Traditional Chinese Medicine;
Acupuncture & Moxibustion being one. The others are
Herbal Medicine, Tuina Massage, diet and nutrition, and
finally such esoteric practices as Feng Shui, Qi Gong
and I Ching. Each of these branches is a full blown practice
in its own right.
For those who are interested in more detailed information
about specific points, I have provided a map of the channels
and all the points. While it is well beyond the scope
of this site to provide detailed information to all 400
+ Acupuncture points, I have provided links to pages containing
more detailed information about many of the more commonly
Acupuncture points have been shown through modern scientific
methods to be areas that vibrate at slightly higher frequency
than the surrounding tissue. Furthermore, any kind of
energetic stimulation will activate a given point and
promote the flow of Qi in a specific channel. While needles
have been developed as probably the most elegant method
for stimulating Qi, applying pressure with the thumb or
forefinger, lasers, directed sound vibration, or any kind
of vibration has been shown to activate Acupuncture points.
Knowing this, then, knowledge of Acupuncture points and
how Qi flows in the body may be useful to anyone who does
healing at the energetic level, including those doing
any kind of massage, therapeutic touch, Reiki, or any
kind of similar therapy. In Reiki, Dr. Usui is said to
have been able to activate the flow of healing Qi simply
by blowing on a point or staring at it.
Finally, if you have any questions, or want to know
more about specific points that are not on the map, you
can use the Ask The Dragon feature to e-mail me. Please
try to make your questions as specific as possible. I
cannot promise to know every detail of Acupuncture practice,
as there are many branches and personalized protocols,
but I will do my best.
To access Acupuncture models and links to specific points
follow the links below. Thanks.
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