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The Untold Story of Acupuncture - The History Of Acupuncture: Astrology With Needles by Ben Kavoussi, MS, MSOM, LAc
Traditional acupuncture - as we know it in the West - is an integral part of a system of diagnosis and treatment, commonly called traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) or oriental medicine and allegedly based on the natural philosophy and the scholarly medical knowledge of ancient and medieval China.  Read More

Western Medical Acupuncture: A definition
Adrian White and Editorial Board of Acupuncture in Medicine

Western medical acupuncture is a therapeutic modality involving the insertion of fine needles; it is an adaptation of Chinese acupuncture using current knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology, and the principles of evidence based medicine. While Western medical acupuncture has evolved from Chinese acupuncture, its practitioners no longer adhere to concepts such as Yin/Yang and circulation of qi, and regard acupuncture as part of conventional medicine rather than a complete "alternative medical system."  Read More

Introduction to Acupuncture
Acupuncture is among the oldest healing practices in the world. As part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) or traditional Asian Medicine (TAM) it is a whole medical system that originated in China and spread to other Asian countries and beyond. It is based on the concept that disease results from a disruption in the flow of chi and imbalance in the forces of yin and yang. Practices such as herbs, meditation, massage, and acupuncture seek to aid healing by restoring the yin-yang balance and the flow of chi.  Read More

What is Medical Acupuncture?
What is medical acupuncture?  In the minds of some medical acupuncture is any form of acupuncture or acupuncture technique that is performed by a licensed medical physician, whether M.D. or D.O.  In fact in the opinion of one national acupuncture association, the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture (AAMA), only licensed physicians may call themselves medical acupuncturists.
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