Acupuncture

There are many terms often used in my world of Eastern Medicine which can be ambiguous and often have many different definitions.  I would like to explain what these terms mean to me, my intent on their usage, and the problems with the ambiguity.  “Acupuncture”- acupuncture is the insertion of small needles into specific places of the body to influence the movement of energy through the body or influence how organs are functioning. “Licensed Acupuncturist”- one licensed as an acupuncturist.  Okay, that probably sounds like a smart ass answer, but keep reading… “Oriental Medicine”- the big...
I came across this article in Prevention magazine.  While I am happy to see people  being informed on some of the benefits of acupuncture, I must admit I have a bad attitude  toward articles of the nature.  Its like, "Oh boy, the latest 'scientific research' has found  acupuncture may have some benefits! I guess it really is a legitimate medicine! Who  knew?!?" Well, I am so glad that Western science is now graciously bestowing "legitimacy"  to Oriental Medicine.  Maybe now acupuncture could start be used as a primary form of  health care for millions of people. Oh, wait...that already...
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