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Does Acupuncture Hurt? A TCM Physician Answers This Question
Does acupuncture hurt? This is a common question asked by my patients when I recommend it as a course of treatment. For many, the word “acupuncture” probably conjures up a daunting image of many needles being inserted into various parts of the body. But how does it actually work, and how does inserting needles into the body help to relieve discomfort? Before we get to these questions, let us first explore the concept of Meridians and Acupoints. Understanding the Theory Behind Acupuncture Meridians (经络) are pathways in our bodies along which qi (“energy”) and blood (“nutrients”) flow. These invisible pathways are neither blood vessels nor...Read more