The theory of acupuncture is a concept that can be easily understood. The basic principles underlying this treatment are what you only need to know. This article will discuss three steps for those who are interested in knowing what acupuncture is.

The first step is to know what acupuncture theory is. The principle behind this treatment began in the Far East which makes it difficult for some people in the West to understand its concepts. Due to the way acupuncture works compared to how modern medicine operates, skepticism surrounds the practice of acupuncture.

The second step is to know the terms that are used in acupuncture theory. Qi is the foremost term used and it plays a primary role in the practice of acupuncture which deals with the way qi flows in the body. It is the responsibility of the acupuncturist to maintain the proper balance of qi within the body during treatment. Qi is the energy force that circulates like blood throughout the body. It plays a huge role in maintaining or restoring the proper functioning of all the organs and systems of the body. Qi (pronounced chee) can be compared to the brainwaves that were once deemed as nonentities by doctors and scientists centuries ago. Qi exists even if Western medical science cannot find or detect it.

The third step is the need to understand the process involved in acupuncture treatment or how acupuncture works. Acupuncturists are trained to feel the flow of qi through a person’s body. They are able to determine if qi flow is balanced and if certain areas of your body do not have proper amounts of qi. Qi is important in the treatment of any disease or illness. The proper distribution of qi maintains or restores balance to the body that help you overcome diseases and illnesses.

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