X
OOPS!
VIEW CART
CONTINUE SHOPPING
X
ADDED!
VIEW CART
CONTINUE SHOPPING
X
OOPS!
MANAGE WISHLISTS
CONTINUE SHOPPING
X
ADDED!
CANCEL
(0)
Llewellyn is committed to keeping our staff and customers healthy and safe, as well as being good corporate citizens, during this time. Click to read how we are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Online Reference For Body, Mind & Spirit

Term: Acupuncture

DEFINITION:
Part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and dating back to at least 200-300 B.C.E., it involves inserting very fine needles into specific points of the body. The basic idea is that there are energy pathways in the body known as meridians, and that by stimulating certain points on the meridians with the needles, the body’s energy (qi, pronounced “chi”) can bring balance to the body. The points may also be stimulated with the fingertips, and modern practitioners also use electrical and even laser stimulation. There are also points that are not associated with the meridians. May be a version of the earlier ayurvedic techniques from the pre-Hindu culture of northwest India.
SHARE:    /   PRINT
IN OUR BLOGS
Lifting Your Dark Mood with a Crystal
by Anna
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Kac Young PhD, ND, DCH, author of The Healing Art of Essential Oils, Llewellyn's 2021 Essential Oils Calendar, Essential Oils for Beginners, and the new Crytal Power. We all fall into a sad mood...
What's New
$17.99 US
  /  
$23.95 US
  /  
$23.95 US
  /  
        
Copyright © 2020 - Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.