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About Acupuncture


Acupuncture started in East Asia about 3000 years ago, and is the most well-known modality of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine). It consists of the insertion of fine needles into the body at specific points shown to be effective in the treatment of specific health problems. Acupuncture needles are typically not much thicker than a hair, and their insertion is practically painless. Recently, NIH, WHO and FDA approved the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture treatment, especially for pain management, cosmetic purpose, weight loss and infertility. Depending on the patient's symptom, methods of acupuncture can be selected from general acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, laser-acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, and tuina massage (Chinese massage).