The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Science Based Medicine
Bethesda, MD- Researchers at the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) have announced the discovery of a revolutionary form of “needleless” acupuncture that may soon replace the use of surgical-grade, .25 millimeter thick stainless steel needles that have been in use for millennia.
Acupuncture, a component of Traditional Chinese Medicine developed sometime in the past 5 to 10,000 years, traditionally has involved the use of tiny needles, and also sometimes lasers, to treat specific points on the body in order to improve the flow of life energy, which is known as Qi. Developed intuitively through painstaking trial and error over many thousands of years, traditional Chinese acupuncture has proven time and time again its ability to ameliorate and even cure a variety of medical conditions. But despite it’s amazing historical track record, some proponents have worried about the future ofpost was originally published on this site