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Acupuncture and Blood Supply How to Treat? Does it Matter?

  • Open or CloseM Kuman*

    Holistic Research Institute, USA

    *Corresponding author: M Kuman, Holistic Research Institute, 1414 Barcelona, Knoxville, USA

Submission: May 03, 2018; Published: August 27, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/ACAM.2018.03.000558

ISSN: 2637-7802
Volume3 Issue2


This article discusses the ways of treatment of the acupuncture points. The traditional ways are with: needles, moxa, massage, or garlic, and the modern ways are with: laser, infrared light, magnets, or electric current. The different ways of treatment have one thing in common - they all increase the blood supply to the acupuncture points. Ancient texts claim that golden needles should be used for stimulation and silver needles for sedation and the contemporary research support this. The article also explains why clockwise massage of an acupuncture point stimulates, while counterclockwise massage sedate, why the southern pole of a magnet stimulates, while the northern pole sedates, etc.

Keywords: Acupuncture treatments; Types of acupuncture needles; Moxa; Acupressure; Laser for acu-treatments; Infrared for acu-treatments, Magnets for acu-treatments, Electro-stimulation of acupuncture points

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