Name: Todd A Kucera
I need information on acupuncture, I was wondering if you could
help. Please let me know if you can help me.
Well, I have some info to start you out on your search for
knowledge. Acupuncture works (theoretically, anyway) by placing pins
just below the skin in very specific places on the body in very specific
combinations, thereby stimulating nerve bundles to subtly relax muscle
fibers, relieving tension and thereby relieving pain and stress (*at least,
temporarily). According to Taoism, the acupuncture points are located
where natural nodes in the human body meet, concentrating the "Chi" at
these places -- so by placing the needles at these nodes, one
redistributes this vital energy to the rest of the body, thereby restoring
the natural balance. In the modern age, some practitioners have even gone
so far as to apply mild electrical stimulation to some of their patient's
needles, in order to give the "Chi" a boost, so to speak.
Hope that helps...
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