What Is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a part of healing art of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) which mainly includes acupuncture and Chinese herbal remedy so that acupuncture follows the principle of TCM to diagnose and to treat patients.


针刺疗法是中医疗法的一部分,中医疗法主要包括针刺和中草药疗法。因此,针刺疗法在诊治病人时遵循与中医一样的诊治原理。


The principle of TCM is based on the ancient Chinese philosophic belief that the body must be treated in a holistic manner. Thus it is the whole body that must be treated rather than just the symptoms. The focus is on invigorating the body's immune system. This is especially effective for many chronic problems.


中医的基本原理以中国古代哲学信仰为基础,认为身体必须全面诊治。因此中医是对身体进行全面治疗而不仅仅是对诊治疗。中医治疗原则的核心是激活身体的免疫系统。这一点对许多慢性病症尤为有效。


Acupuncture involves the insertion of thin disposable steel needles into the body's vital energy points. The aim is to regulate the channels of Qi (energy), re-establish the balance of energy and relieve pain. It is particularly effective for arthritis, muscular pain, depression, and surprisingly, it helps to stop smoking. Many people also have acupuncture as a preventive treatment or because they feel unwell in themselves but are not ill in the Western medicine.


针刺疗法是指将一次性的纤细的钢针刺入人体的关键穴位。目的是活经通络或通调气脉,恢复能量平衡,解除病痛。它尤其对关节炎、肌肉痛、抑郁症等疗效明显。另外,令人惊奇的是它还可以帮助戒烟。很多人把做针刺当作是一种预防性治疗,因为他们在自身觉得不舒服时,西医认为没有生病,只能求助于中医进行治疗。


Only high quality disposable needles are being used in the clinic. When the practitioner carefully inserts the needles you may feel a slight tingling sensation. Sometimes you might feel numbness at the point of entry or an energy transfer along the meridian to another part of the body.


诊室里使用一次性的高品质的针刺针具。针灸师在病人身上某个穴位小心进针时,病人可能会感觉到很轻微的麻痛。有时在针进入穴位时病人可能会感到有麻感。


There are various other techniques based on the principle of acupuncture. These include Auriculo-Acupuncture and Electro-Acupuncture. Auriculo-Acupuncture concentrates on

application of specific points in the ears. It is more effective to some particular conditions such as addictions, insomnia, stress, etc. Both Auriculo-Acupuncture and Electro-Acupuncture can be applied with or without needles.