What is Acupuncture?
A Brief Look at the history and philosophy of Acupuncture
Acupuncture practice is based on Chinese medical principles that have been researched and refined for over 2,000 years.
The first acupuncturists developed a comprehensive system of diagnosis, based on detailed observation of the human body. They discovered many now familiar aspects of biomedical science, for example the impact of emotional stress on the body.
Classical acupuncture regulates the flow of Qi around the body through pathways called meridians. In recent years medical scientists have discovered myofascial pathways that follow the meridians recorded by the early acupuncturists. The concept of Qi itself may overlap with developing knowledge of how human cells in the body communicate.