Acupuncture, which originated in China, has been used as a therapeutic intervention for the treatment of various diseases and symptoms for more than 2500 years. Despite cultural, historical, and sociopolitical differences, acupuncture is being used by practitioners in both Western and Eastern nations. Acupuncture treatment is based on a system of meridian channels through which vital energy, or Qi, flows.
The meridian system consists of twelve standard meridians, eight extraordinary meridians, and other collaterals. A classical text states, “The twelve channels link the internal organs internally, and connect with the joints and limbs externally,” suggesting that the body forms an organic whole by virtue of these internal and external connections and the upward and downward distribution of the meridian channels.
The World Health Organization recognizes that acupuncture can treat the following conditions:
Intercostal Neuralgia Facial Palsy
|Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
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