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date: 26 August 2019

Acupuncture Zhēncìliáofǎ 针刺疗法‎ 

Source:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of China
Author(s):
Chen Bao-xingCHEN Bao-xing, Garé LeCOMPTEGaré LeCOMPTE

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical treatment that involves inserting needles at specific points in the body to release blocked qi (life energy), which results in healing. The practice is used today in China (as well as in the West) to treat diseases in nearly every branch of medicine, often in conjunction with the burning of medicinal substances and herbs. ...

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