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  • Use Of Acupuncture
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    Acupuncture, Qigong, and "Chinese Medicine" Stephen Barrett, M.D. "Chinese medicine", often called "Oriental medicine" or "traditional Chinese medicine (TCM)", encompasses a vast array of folk medical practices based on mysticism. It holds that the body's vital energy (chi or qi) circulates through 14 channels, called meridians, that have branches connected to bodily organs and functions. Illness is attributed to imbalance or interruption of chi... Ancient practices such as acupuncture and Qigon...
  • Practitioners Of Modern Western Acupuncture
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    Today, Mrs. Williams will be experiencing a new treatment for her chronic back pain. Chiropractic medicine had failed her before, and her daily prescription drugs were worth neither the money nor the side effects they caused. When the doctor came into the room with a tray of thin, long needles, Mrs. Williams knew that her hematophobia would cause her no discomfort; these needles were not for drawing blood. Her back pain will be relieved through acupuncture, the 5000-year-old Chinese practice of ...
  • As Nine Types Of Acupuncture Needles
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    Acupuncture The Chinese healing art of acupuncture is one that can be dated back at least two thousand years. Some authorities maintain that acupuncture has been practiced in China for even four thousand years. Though its exact age is vague, what is certain is that up until the recent twentieth century, much of the population of the world was uninformed about acupuncture, its origins, and its capacity to promote and maintain good health. Even today in relatively 'advanced' nations such as the Un...
  • Various Acupuncture Points In The Human Body
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    The traditional Chinese treatment of acupuncture is an affective alternative medicine that has been around for thousands of years. Acupuncture is one of the most researched and documented alternative medicines around (Acupuncture). Although a vast majority of people believe Western medicine is the only cure to sickness, many people benefit from acupuncture everyday. Most people disregard the ancient art all together without giving it a chance because are scared of the needles it involves. Also, ...
  • Acupuncture Treatment
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    Acupuncture Chinese Tradition I hate needles. Dont get me wrong, I want to be a doctor, and I have no problem sticking other people with needles, but as soon as I become the patient, theres a problem. Im scared of things piercing my skin and my body. But when I decided to do my project on acupuncture, I told myself that in order to get the whole experience, I must face my fear and do it. So one Monday afternoon I went with my project partner Fritzie to the acupuncture clinic and had my first exp...
  • Stimulation Of The Specific Acupuncture Points
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    Acupuncture As An Alternative Medicine In The Acupuncture As An Alternative Medicine In The Western Culture Debora Cytrynowicz Acupuncture as an Alternative Medicine (in the Western Culture) Alternative medicine is a very general term whose definition can be very controversial. Basically, it is many holistic techniques for preventing and treating illnesses. Acupuncture, and many other therapies, have long been a part of Asian cultures and have recently been integrated into the Western culture. S...

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