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A Brief History of Acupuncture

Acupuncture originated in China around 3,500 years ago and remains one of the oldest, most commonly used systems of healing in the world. Chinese medicine is still the primary medical system for one qurter of the world’s population.

Traditional Chinese Medicine considers Qi to be our vital energy or life force. Qi flows along pathways or “meridians” which run the length of our limbs and to each of our organs. They form a network that looks a lot like the electrical grid of a City, the various pathways overlap and are all critical to the network as a whole. TCM believes that there is a deep inter-connectedness between all aspects of our being—both internally and externally. Health is a state where there is balanced and harmonious flow of Qi throughout our bodies. Conversely, imbalances can lead to many ailments. 

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