So - Of All the Acupuncture Points What's YOUR Favourite?
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I can tell you which are my favourite acupuncture points, but the ones that help you most will depend on your health, not mine.
What’s the point of acupuncture? Are you interested in the understanding of health behind the theory? Very different to modern medicine?
Would you like to understand Chinese Medicine in English?
And if you're having treatment, what don't acupuncturists tell you?!
Let me tell you how I got into acupuncture!
By the way ... Are you searching for a good book describing all the points, including much more than just an acupuncture points chart?
Have a look at the book below:
When I was 30 I had two jobs, one during the week (very long hours) and one every and all weekend. I got a cough. After some months of it I went to my doctor. His prescription made me ill, and his next one was worse. He may have been a good doctor but his medicine didn't suit me. (Find out more about me here.)
Eventually I went to an acupuncturist. She said she could certainly get me 70% better.
“Only 70%? I was hoping for 100%!”
“Well in that case you'll have to change your job. It's killing you!”
I remember the treatment she gave me. I'd been feeling blocked up in my chest, stuffy nose, tight cough, itchy skin.
I remember one of the points in particular. It had a transforming
effect. As she inserted the needle, my blocked chest feeling suddenly
disappeared - like pressure escaping from a balloon, or clouds clearing
from the sky. I could lie on my back and breathe. Apparently I fell fast asleep for 20 minutes. When I got up, the cough was much looser and two days later it had gone.
How had she done it - treated my cough?
She said she hadn't treated my cough!
“Cough” was just the name I'd given it.
From her point of view she was treating what in Chinese medicine is called 'stagnant qi' with 'cold and damp in the lungs'. (Don't worry - all will be explained! After all, this site aims to explain Chinese medicine in English.)
So I started training in acupuncture. Along the way I learned a whole range of other alternative therapies too, and eventually I got qualified, gave up my job and started seeing patients myself. (Many of the best acupuncturists aren't doctors, though they've acquired a very considerable knowledge of Western Medicine as part of their training.)
Only 360 points?
There are at least 360 points along channels (or 'meridians') on your body and hosts of others which aren't on any specific channel.
In the image on the right you can see some of the points on the head. Every point has a different action and, believe it or not, acupuncturists still argue over where some of them are!
But there's much more to it than that!
How do Shiatsu, Acupressure, Reiki, EFT (emotional freedom technique),
and AK (Applied kinesiology) get their ideas from acupuncture and its
If you are a Do-It-Yourself fan then what about Do-it-Your Self-acupuncture?
Then, in addition, there's Acupuncture in History! And of course, this site aims to explain Chinese medicine in English.
What should you never tell your acupuncturist to do? And how can you help your acupuncturist? It's all here!
I've watched acupuncture in action for 35 years and used it with thousands of my patients. Even so, I'm still a student, but my clients testify to its success for their health and in their lives.
Join me in exploring this ancient system of medicine!
Enjoy finding out the thinking and theory behind acupuncture, what
acupuncture points do, how they work, who you can trust to use them,
when to get treatment, where the ideas came from and whether they can
Along the way you'll discover a completely different way of understanding health and disease! This is a way that continues to be used right round the world, every day, and is still going after perhaps 3000 years.
Little known fact
Did you know? - people may have used acupuncture points in Europe 5000 years ago - probably long before the Chinese: perhaps not really vital information, but you'll find more about that here too!
Acupuncture Points Chart
If you want to get an acupuncture points chart, with diagrams and all in English, do have a look at this book:
Note: If you click on the link you'll be taken to a page where you can read pages in the book, check that it gives you much more than just an acupuncture points chart and order it.
Or just hover your mouse over the link. A space will appear where, once you've read it, you can review it so others can decide whether to buy it. That helps everyone! (NB This feature is under test.)
One more thing!
You probably arrived on this site because, at least in some small way, you are stressed. Fortunately for you, here's the answer to your prayers (or mutterings, if you don't happen to be the prayerful kind).
There's a whole book about it! See below.
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