Is there a point?
Written by Janice Yip (Acupuncturist) & Gracia Anggraini (Physiotherapist)
Acupuncture is a technique where ultra fine needles are inserted into specific points on the body. It aims to regulate the body and restore balance using Traditional Chinese Medicine theory.
Acupuncture is generally believed to have originated from China with various discoveries dating back to 6000 BCE. The first document that described an organised system of diagnoses and treatment recognised today as acupuncture is dated from about 100 BCE. Here, the concepts of channels (meridians or conduits) in which the Qi (vital energy of life force) flowed are well established by this time.