It is a branch of alternative medicine that was practiced in ancient China since 1368, brought to the UK in 1810, passed to the US during the period of President Nixon in 1972, and in 1995 it was recognized as a medical device by the food and drug association.
Acupuncture is practiced by inserting special needles at certain points with specific depth in the body. In ancient China, these needles were made of gold, silver, bamboo, bones, and stones. Nowadays, they are made of stainless steel and are small, single used, sterilized, and non-toxic. These needles differ from the ordinary syringe because the latter are hollow and used to inject fluid inside the body or draw blood from it while acupuncture needles are solid and much smaller.
1What are the types of acupuncture?
Acupuncture has many types including
It is the most practiced type of acupuncture. It targets many points all over the body, and these points are where the body’s energy flows through. When the needle pierces the body point, it gives a dull, deep, and itchy feeling that subside after a little while. Body acupuncture points are located deep into the skin and close to tendons and muscles.