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    What is Acupuncture?

    Reading Time: 3 minutes Acupuncture, an Ancient Wisdom Acupuncture is an alternative medicine that has been around for a long period of time and some say that it is four to five thousand years old. Acupuncture is part of the five branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), with Chinese medicinal herbs, Chinese diet, Tui Na massage, and energy exercises such as Qi Gong and Tai Chi. Acupuncture is a holistic approach which means that it treats the person as a whole, taking into consideration not only the physical symptoms but also the mental, emotional, social, and environmental factors. It acts on the Qi, the energy which circulates in the body…