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What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is not some kind of new age hocus pocus. Acupuncture consists of the insertion of extremely fine needles into special bioelectricity gathering points on the body. The human body creates and uses bioelectricity for: regulating the heartbeat, contracting muscles, nerve impulses and brainwaves. The Chinese mapped the location of these points and their 12 major bioelectrical pathways (chi energy meridians) more than two thousand years ago. There are over a thousand known acupuncture points. Acupuncture points have been scientifically proven to be effective at treating a wide variety of illnesses.
Acupuncture is one of the healing modalities of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). What is commonly referred to as Acupuncture is in reality a complex medical system that is comprised of several different types of medical therapies: needling acupuncture points; electro-acupuncture (micro-voltage stimulation of acupuncture points); tui na (oriental physical therapy); moxabustion (heat therapy); cupping and gua sha (specialized therapies performed on the skin for alleviating: heat, imbalances or muscular spasms); prescribing custom formulated Chinese herbs; diet, exercise and lifestyle counseling.