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Acupuncture (from Latin acus - needle", punctura - (u)stinging) - a Far Eastern treatment technique, whose roots go back to China, Japan and Mongolia. Nowadays, it is a complement to conventional medicine.

This method involves stimulating acupunctures (places on the skin or subcutaneous tissue) or certain parts of the body with the help of metal needles, which are supposed to unblock meridians (energy channels) and stimulate blood circulation and strengthen qienergy.

Acupuncture is valued for its beneficial effect on the functioning of the whole organism - it restores the normal physiological balance of the body; strengthens the functions of the immune system; improves blood circulation in tissues; relieves pain; regenerates tissues.

In the People's Republic of China, acupuncture is a branch of traditional Chinese medicine. It is known by the English abbreviation TCM – Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Excavations of archaeologists discovered in central Mongolia proved that initially the needles for treatment were made of sharpened bamboo or bones.
The oldest surviving medical text dealing with the subject of acupuncture is the "Canon of Medicine of the Yellow Emperor".