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What does acupuncture do exactly?

  1. Just Ask Susan profile image91
    Just Ask Susanposted 6 years ago

    What does acupuncture do exactly?

  2. darrensurrey profile image74
    darrensurreyposted 6 years ago

    (As I understand it) according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, energy (chi) flows through the body and we have to maintain this flow of energy. If there is stagnation of this chi, then illness occurs, which is why we will go to an acupuncturist. You can encourage the flow of chi or get stagnating chi to move again by performing exercises such as chi kung and tai chi but you can also stimulate chi to flow by sticking needles in specific points. These points lie on meridians through which chi flows.

    Whether you believe this or think it's bunkum is another matter.

  3. elanger333 profile image77
    elanger333posted 6 years ago

    Hello Susan,

    When you insert needles into specific points, the functioning of your body is regulated and restored.  Whether you want to call it Qi (or Chi) or say that the nervous and circulatory systems are stimulated, acupuncture is an effective treatment for a variety of illnesses.  It works better for some conditions than others, but most people usually find relief from whatever is ailing them.

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    david wu2012posted 6 years ago

    this website is all about acupuncture HOW DOES IT WORK and WHAT KIND PROBLEM IS SUIT FOR