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Acupuncture Facts

  1. The word acupuncture comes from
    the Latin acus, "needle", and pungere, "to prick".

  2. The origins of acupuncture lie
    in ancient China and can be traced back 5000 years.

  3. Acupuncture is the procedure of
    inserting and manipulating filiform needles into various
    points on the body to relieve pain or for therapeutic

  4. Medicine practitioners use acupuncture to unblock and rebalance the flow of chi to
    restore health.

  5. There are no age restrictions
    for acupuncture patients.

  6. According to traditional Chinese
    medicine, acupuncture points are situated on meridians
    along which qi (a "life energy"), flows.

  7. According to Acupuncturists,
    there is a point on the head that you can press to control
    your appetite.

  8. On the body’s exterior surface,
    there are 365 different points of acupuncture spread all
    over, and all these points follow 14 main meridian paths.

  9. An acupuncture needle is a
    needle made of stainless steel that is four to five
    centimeters long with a helicoids handle.

  10. In the United Kingdom, acupuncturists are not yet regulated by the government.

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