Archive for February, 2012

The term acupuncture is derived from the Latin word ‘acus’ means a needle and the word ‘puncture’ means to puncture (Ehling, 2001). And it is through these acupuncture points that access can be gained to the internal circulation of Qi and blood in the body (Beinfield, 1991). In TCM, the needle used in acupuncture is considered ‘yang’ and the body of the needle is considered as ‘yin’ (Micozzi, 2011) (more…)

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