Acupuncture is a health science which is
used to successfully treat both pain and
dysfunction in the body.
Acupuncture is a method of encouraging
the body to promote natural healing and
to improve functioning. This is done by
inserting needles and applying heat or
electrical stimulation at very precise
Acupuncture has a clearly recorded history of about 2,000 years, but some authorities claim that it has been practiced in
China for some 4,000 years. The Chinese
believe that the practice of acupuncture
began during the Stone Age when stones
knives or sharp edged tools, described by
the character 'Bian', were used to puncture and drain abscesses. In fact the
Chinese character 'Bian' means the 'use
of a sharp edged stone to treat disease',
and the modern Chinese character 'Bi',
representing a disease of pain, is almost
certainly derived from the use of 'bian
stones' for the treatment of pain.
The origin of Chinese medicine is a fascinating story and acupuncture represents
only one facet of their medical system..