Acupuncture therapy promotes health and alleviates pain and suffering through manipulating thin, solid needles that have been inserted into acupuncture points in the skin. The perspective from which an acupuncturist views health and sickness hinges on concepts of vital energy, energetic balance, and energetic imbalance.
Just as the Western medical doctor monitors the blood flowing through blood vessels and the messages traveling via the nervous system, the acupuncturist assesses the flow and distribution of this vital energy within its pathways, known as meridians and channels.
- David Ackerman
- Robin Jackson