Medical Acupuncture



  • Origin: China

  • Branch: CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine)

  • Technique:
    • Insert solid, thin, and pliable needles into the body at various defined points

    • Varying depths, angles, and rotations are utilized for needle manipulation

    • Combining with electrical stimulation or moxibustion is common

  • Uses: pain relief, decreasing symptoms of: asthma, fatigue, or GI issues


Acupuncture Treatment Needle Insertion Acupuncture Point Energy Axis Chronic Neck Pain 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Rehabilitation MedicineNew York University Langone Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

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