East Asian Civilization Acupuncture

East Asian Civilization Acupuncture - Theories in...

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Theories in Acupuncture For many centuries, humans have understood much of the different approaches to treat diseases, and promote general health. Each culture has its way of preventing infections and relieving pain. The Chinese has found a way to effectively treat patients with its healing effect by a technique called acupuncture. More than two millennia ago, Huangdi Neijing, known as the Yellow Emperor’s inner canon, wrote a medical document that covers the foundation of Chinese medicine and analytical methods to treat various types of illnesses. During such an early time, many of the treatments were restricted by the lack of tools and apparatus. Sophisticated operations and surgery did not exist so only simple treatments were available. In Neijing’s text, he wrote about the acupuncture therapy in a great length of explanation and detailed facts on how it is used to relieve pain. Acupuncture is a practice incorporating the traditional Chinese method by inserting thin needles into a body part that is damaged to adjust and improve its condition and well being. Over time, two prominent theories have developed on why acupuncture is able to control or even lessen our pain. One of the theory is the gate theory and the second one is the endorphin theory. Each of these theories has its benefits, advantages and disadvantages. Even
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This note was uploaded on 12/11/2011 for the course ASIAN STUD 241 taught by Professor Tschanz during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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