Acupuncture definition

Acupuncture is defined as the insertion or penetration of extremely thin needles through the skin at strategic points along the skin of the body. The technique is used for the relieve of low-back pain, neck pain, osteoarthritis, and even headache; to name a few usage.

Acupuncture is derived from the Latin word, ‘acus‘ (needle) and ‘punctura‘ (to puncture). Practitioners of the medical practice believe it helps the body’s energy flow re-balance, hereby boosting the body’s natural painkillers and increasing blood flow.

Acupuncture is said to be a key component in alternative traditional Chinese medicine, used for the treatment of pain. In medical Chinese traditions, it is known as a technique for balancing the flow of energy or life force. The technique is called qi or chi in the Chinese language.

Some conventional medical practitioners—including physicians and dentists—practice acupuncture.

Acupuncture therapy for stroke

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