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Could you explain what acupuncture is and does? posted by G.F.

Posted on September 9, 2011

Acupuncture is the insertion of fine needles into acupuncture points on the meridians of the body.  The meridians are channels of energy that flow through the body.  These meridians when balanced, nourish and heal, as well as provide energy for normal functioning and vitality.  The energy or Qi (pronounced chee) is also responsible for maintaining blood flow and other vital processes.  The Chinese have a saying

when there is free flow of Qi there is no pain, and when there is pain there is no free flow of Qi”