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Answered 2016-08-16 23:34:51

Human history is rich and mysterious. In The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine, a Chinese work that dates back to 100 BCE, the emperor and his minister Chhi Po were having a conversation about acupuncture. The emperor tediously questions the minister about the different techniques involving needles and control of the life energy chi, and the minister patiently answers these questions on the basis of the healing traditions that were passed down to him by his ancestors. This magnificent book marks the first mention of the now popular Chinese method, Acupuncture.

Acupuncture is aptly named: Acu meaning needle and puncturemeaning piercing. Like all systems of ancient medicine, acupuncture deals with the belief that the energy in a being is concentrated at specific points- called acupuncture points. This system is also very similar to the chakra system, which also deals with specific chakras or energy rich regions in the body.

But acupuncture is startlingly unique even among other alternative medicine bodies. For starters, it involves a precious understanding of both modern medicine and holistic healing. To be able to predict the areas of imbalance in the body and accurately target those areas with needles- this requires knowledge and extensive practice. Another feat that acupuncture has triumphed in is that it has gained remarkable admiration from the western science community. It has been acknowledged as a full fledged academic course in many universities across the world.

The biggest strength of acupuncture lies in two things: the evolution of acupuncture over the ages, and the intense research done on the acupuncture points and energy balance methods.

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