Acupuncture Term Paper

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Acupuncture

Acupuncture


Acupuncture is a Chinese medical practice that treats illness and
provides local anesthesia by the insertion of needles at predetermined sites of
the body. Acupuncture may also follow many other forms. The word acupuncture
comes from the Latin word acus, meaning needle, and pungere, meaning puncture.
The Chinese call acupuncture Chen Chiu.
On doing my research over acupuncture I used many different sources. I
got most of my information from the Internet. I discovered a large acupuncture
clinic in Houston and contacted them over the phone. I never really realized
that acupuncture was used so much in this country, but there are many places
acupuncture is used in the United States.
Acupuncture is used in the treatment of a wide variety of medical
problems. It is used for ear, nose, and throat disorders, respiratory disorders,
Gastrointestinal disorders, Eye disorders, and Neurological and Muscular
disorders. The needles used in acupuncture are usually only inserted from 1/4
to 1 inch deep into the skin. There is usually no pain in acupuncture. Usually
if any pain it is only mild. Most of the needles now used in acupuncture are
disposable needles. Acupuncture does not always only involve needles. They may
also use other methods such as moxibustion, cupping, electronic stimulation,
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