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Interesting Facts About Acupuncture


Acupuncture’s history goes back to over 3000 years of development (still ongoing today, as all sciences are). It is not without its own historical quirks.

1. Historians believe that acupoints were originally found by soldiers getting hurt in certain points of their body and eventually that enough of these small injuries occured in lines that align with the meridians and channels of the body. Ancient Chinese doctors found that the soldiers’ medical conditions were relieved after a pattern of these injuries along a line and used hot stones on those points repeatedly. Currently, 18 channels have been found.

2. When the needles are inserted in a point of a channel,