Originating in China thousands of years ago, acupuncture is one of the oldest Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) procedures. TCM includes a refined theory that all bodily functions are interconnected and must be examined as one energetic system. The body is regulated by the flow of Qi and disease is caused by imbalance. This paradigm is a very powerful metaphor representing the entirety of the body's regulatory mechanisms. Acupuncture therapy aims to resolve imbalances by stimulating acupoints that correct the flow of Qi through the body’s channels. Daoism, Yin-Yang Theory, the I Ching and the 5 Phases theory are the principal philosophies that differentiate well being and disease and guide TCM practice.
In today’s medical world, contemporary scientific research is also bringing forward many interesting additions to this traditional medicine. Particularly in the fields of scalp and auricular acupuncture. Live Hand Acupuncture strives to use best of the classic and contemporary theory.
TRADITIONAL AND CONTEMPORARY Acupuncture