Traditional acupuncture involves needle insertion, or with moxibustion , or with cupping, and may be accompanied by other procedures such as feeling the pulse and other parts of the body and examining the tongue. Traditional acupuncture involves the belief that a “life force” (qi) circulates within the body in lines, the lines are called meridians.
Acupuncture is one of the key components of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).
It is used most commonly for pain relief, and also used to treat a wide range of conditions. The majority of people who seek out acupuncture for musculoskeletal problems, including low back pain , shoulder stiffness, and knee pain, etc.
Acupuncture is generally used in combination with other forms of treatment. A typical session means approximately five to twenty needles being inserted on different acupuncture points for the majority of cases, the needles will be left in the place for ten to twenty minutes. It can be associated with the application of heat, pressure or electrical current. Often the needles are stimulated by hand that in order to cause a dull, localized, aching sensation, that is called “de-qi”(得氣), as well as called “needle grasp,” a tugging feeling is felt by the acupuncturist and generated by a interaction between the needle and skin.
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