Thursday, September 25, 2008

The Truth about Acupuncture

By: Christian Goodman

Acupuncture is a part of ancient Chinese medicine. It?s a technique very similar to acupressure.

Fine thin needles are inserted in the skin to stimulate specific points called meridians which are believed to be energy paths to treat illness and provide general good health.

When someone becomes sick or is injured, the chi (pronounced either 'chee' or 'kie', like pie) gets blocked and positive energy is prevented for getting through.

Along the body's exterior surface, there are different points of acupuncture scattered all over, around 365 points. All these points follow 14 main meridian paths.

When these specially designed needles are put at certain locations on the meridians, the blocks are removed and enables the chi to now circulate freely. Continue reading