Magical therapy :  Acupuncture and tui na

 

Traditional Chinese physicians has found that there are 365 acupuncture points around the body. Acupuncture points are the points located along the meridians ----the channels which energy or qi and blood ( called by the Chinese) flow around the body. Chinese physicians believe that the blockage of the acupuncture points will hinder the transfer of nutrients. As a result, several parts of the body may lack the sufficient supply of nutrients and the health of a person is affected. As body resistance becomes weaker, a person may be easily affected by other pathogens.

Acupuncture is a therapy that involves inserting and manipulating needles into various acupuncture points on the body to open up the blocked channels.

Once the circulation of blood and qin become normal again, the body resistance of a person increases and the person regains his/her health. To many western doctors, the principles of acupuncture is difficult to understand. They have done many experiments about the effects of acupuncture and many of them concluded that acupuncture points may be related to some connective points of the neural systems. Nevertheless, up to now, scientists have still not yet achieved a common agreement about the principle of acupuncture. The principle of tui na is similar to that of acupuncture but tui na is a manipulative method that requires massage to open up the channels.