to the California Acupunture Board, acupuncture means the stimulation
of a certain point or points on or near the surface of the body
by the insertion of needles to prevent or modify the perception
of pain or to normalize physiological functions, including pain
control, for the treatment of certain diseases or dysfunctions of
the body and includes the techniques of electroacupuncture, cupping,
practice of acupuncture is to perform or prescribe the use of oriental
massage, acupressure, breathing techniques, exercise, or nutrition,
including the incorporation of drugless substances and herbs as
dietary supplements to promote health.
is a primary health care modality that has flourished in Asia for
at least 2,500 years and is used widely throughout Europe. Acupuncture
is considered one of the newest primary health care professions
in the United States.
benefits of acupuncture have become widely recognized and integrated
with mainstream healthcare. Far more than a technique of inserting
tiny threadlike needles along meridian lines of the body, acupuncture's
complex system of diagnostic methods take into consideration the
person as a whole, not just isolated symptoms.
is practiced based on discerning the bodies' "pattern of disharmony" and treating accordingly. Modern acupuncture utilizes other modalities
as well, such as herbal medicine and moxibustion, exercise and nutrition.
treats and strengthens the physical condition and controls pain.
The aim, as practiced in oriental medicine, is not necessarily to
eliminate or alleviate symptoms. The objective, rather, is to increase
both the ability to function and the quality of life.
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