Traditional Acupuncture

Traditional Acupuncture is the placement of the fine needles through the skin to a very shallow depth at precise locations on the body (acupuncture points) along meridians or energy pathways, to cause a desired result.

In writing this segment on acupuncture, I am deeply indebted to the comprehensive research and work done by my teachers, from whom I have borrowed material generously:

  • Acupuncture is commonly used to identify a whole variety of Joseph Helms, M.D.
  • Charles Moss, M.D.
  • Ron Puhky, M.D.
  • Bryan Frank, M.D.

I thank them for showing me a new path and the opportunity to offer it to others.

Firstly, one has to deal with the often times confusing language used in this topic! Acupuncture has both a popular, everyday meaning, and a more precise meaning.

Acupuncture is commonly used to identify a whole variety of “eastern” approaches to health care from acupressure to Chinese herbs. More specifically, it refers to the direct stimulation of acupuncture points using, by example, needles, laser, or the burning of an herb in a process called moxibustion. Commonly, the use of Chinese herbs to supplement/ complement the treatment is also pivotal.

As defined by the National institutes of Health, acupuncture is:

The placement of the fine needles through the skin to a very shallow depth at precise locations on the body (acupuncture points) along meridians or energy pathways, to cause a desired result. The meridian exists in everybody whether or not previously recognized! The acupuncture point is a definable electrical point, but, to date, not a physically dissectable entity.

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