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Ancient theories of Acupuncture

Ancient theories of Acupuncture:
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              Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) postulates health is determined by a balanced flow of Qi (pronounced as chi), the vital life energy present in all living organisms. There are more than 2,000 acupuncture points on the human body, and Qi circulates in the body along twelve major pathways and eight secondary pathways called meridians, Each of these meridians are linked to specific internal organs and organ systems. Ancient Chinese medicine theory suggest that, these meridians conduct energy. Qi is believed to regulate spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical balance. Qi is influenced by the balancing of opposing forces of yin and yang. In a normal healthy person yin and yang are balanced, they work harmoniously with the natural flow of Qi to help the body and spirit achieve and maintain health. Disease is caused by disturbance in the balance between yin and yang and the acupuncture is believed to restore the balance of yin and yang, keep the normal flow of energy unblocked, and maintain or restore health to the body and mind.
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