Acupuncture and Moxibustion

Acupuncture and moxibustion, one of the therapeutic methods in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) with a history of several thousand years, developed in the ancient times treatment for the Chinese people.

During their long clinical practice, people accumulated rich clinical experience and discovered a number of the therapeutic principles. The summarization of the clinical experience and therapeutic principles has gradually paved the way to the establishment of the theory of acupuncture and moxibustion which has, in turn, promoted the clinical practice and development of acupuncture and moxibustion, and eventually directing it to evolve into an independent clinical specialty–science of acupuncture and moxibustion.

Science of acupuncture and moxibustion develops under the guidance of TCM theory, its essential theory is the doctrine of meridians and collaterals which mainly includes meridians, collaterals and acupoints, directly guiding the clinical practice of acupuncture and moxibustion. Clinical treatment with acupuncture and moxibustion is done in light of syndrome differentiation, therapeutic principles and methods, by means of needling and moxibustion with certain manipulating methods to stimulate the selected acupoints for the prevention and treatment of diseases.

Acupuncture and moxibustion is an external therapy. By means of needling and moxibustion, it can stimulate the body and activate the regulating functions of the body to improve and rectify the disturbance and dysfunction of certain organs in the body. Such a therapy not only can treat disease, but also can prevent disease. It is noted for extensive application, significant curative effects and no side effects.

It is just because of the characteristics mentioned above; the therapy of acupuncture and moxibustion is not only used in China, but also practiced over 100 countries in the world. It has gradually become a component in the world medicine and plays a certain role in the healthcare course for all human beings.

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