Decoding an Ancient Therapy

Acupuncture has long baffled medical experts and no wonder: It holds that an invisible life force called qi (pronounced chee) travels up and down the body in 14 meridians. Illness and pain are due to blockages and imbalances in qi. Inserting thin needles into the body at precise points can unblock the meridians, practitioners believe, and treat everything from arthritis and asthma to anxiety, acne and infertility.”

Above is an excerpt from a great article that comes to us via the Wall Street Journal this week entitled, Decoding an Ancient Therapy.

As a Chinese Medicine practitioner, I appreciate the discussion of the more scientific/Western medicine view of why acupuncture works. As science progresses, there is the ability to monitor the brain activity of people receiving treatment, which helps scientists see how and why acupuncture is so effective in treating a variety of conditions.

Please take a few moments to read the article here.

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