Over two thousand years ago, people stumbled upon the discovery of acupuncture points and subsequently invented acupuncture. Since then, the culture of traditional Chinese medicine has always revolved around meridians and acupuncture points. Acupuncture and herbal medicine have become the primary treatment methods in traditional Chinese medicine. It’s evident that the allure of acupuncture is boundless.
Acupuncture consists of needling and moxibustion. Needling therapy is a significant method for treating diseases using acupuncture needles. It primarily involves the stimulation of acupuncture points along meridians to balance the body’s vital energy, dispel pathogenic factors, and achieve the goal of treating diseases. Moxibustion, on the other hand, involves the use of burning moxa (mugwort) or medicinal substances to generate heat. This heat is applied either directly or indirectly to meridians and acupuncture points, effectively treating diseases through the transmission of warmth along these pathways.