Acupuncture is the insertion into the human body of fine needles at one or more acupuncture points located along meridians and channels in order to stimulate the body’s natural healing process. The meridians and channels are pathways in which energy of the human body are circulated. This covers the internal organs and extends over the body exterior, forming a network that links the tissues and organs into an organic whole. Needles inserted on points along these meridians influence the energy that flows to the internal organs in order to affect the function of these organs.
Although acupuncture does have a direct effect on the nervous system and circulatory system, the meridian system is a distinct system of its own. Disorder of this energy system can cause illness, therefore by balancing this system the body naturally heals itself.
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