Acupuncture - Needle in an acupuncture point

People often wonder how acupuncturists help people. What we do is located the acupuncture points. What is an acupuncture point?

Acupuncture points are the places on the body where an acupuncturist typically places needles. They are also the same points used in acupressure. But just what are they? What is special about these places on the body? How can points on one extreme of the body change what’s happening at the other end?

I wrote an article recently explores the topic of what acupuncture points are and how they are able to cause all of the amazing effects possible through acupuncture. It’s a heady look at the topic for the intellectually curious. The article is available here: What are Acupuncture Points?

I’d like to hear your thoughts on the topic. Does this clash with your understanding of acupuncture points? Does it fit well or poorly with modern science? Please comment below.

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  1. acupuncture in leeds
    acupuncture in leeds says:

    I think that you have written a good article on a tricky topic. By looking at points and what they are you are opening an area that leads into questions which lead either to a limited scientific understanding of acupuncture, or a deeper and more esoteric understanding. This rightly leads to questions like what is qi? . . . So well done, and keep it up. It is great to explore these areas.

    • Jon-Erik Lido
      Jon-Erik Lido says:

      Thanks, Giles. What do you think qi is? I’ve recently heard it described as “bio-electricity”, which made me wince. I have written about the concept of qi a little bit.

      Have you considered starting a blog on your own website? I’m sure you have some great information to share.


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