What Is Acupuncture
Acupuncture is one of the oldest forms of healing
art known to mankind and it was originated in
China nearly five thousand years ago. The word
“acupuncture” is divisable in two parts, acu- and
puncture. Acu- in Latin means needle and
puncture comes from Latin to pierce with a pointed
instrument. Acupuncture is a practice of insertion
of needles into specific exterior body locations to
relieve pain, to induce biological changes, and for
therapeutic purposes.

Acupuncture points are located and joined
together in “channels” or “meridians”, along which
Qi (life energy) flows. The points used in treatment
are carefully chosen by acupuncturist to disperse
any blockages and to bring the patient's Qi into

Most acupuncturists in the USA are now using
fine, sterilized, and disposable needles in
practice. The needling induced pain is minimal
and adverse reaction is very rare.

Moxibustion is the process whereby a dried herb
is burnt, either directly on the skin or indirectly
above the skin over specific acupuncture points to
warm the Qi and Blood in the channels. In modern
clinic, a substitute device called TDP lamp is often
used for the very same purpose of moxibustion.
What Should You Know
About The Needles
Sterilized and disposable
Minimal or no pain
Pleasant experience
Increase energy level
Very low risk, if any
Traditional Chinese Acupuncture