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History of Acupuncture

The theory and practice of acupuncture originated in China. It was first mentioned and recorded in documents dating a few hundred years before the Common Era.

Earlier instead of needles sharpened stones and long sharp bones were used around 6000 BCE for acupuncture treatment. These instruments could also have been used for simple surgical procedures like lancing an abscess etc. 

Acupuncture developed over the next few centuries and gradually became one of the standard therapies used in China. It was complemented and supported by the use of massage, diet, herbs, and heat therapy or moxibustion.

Between the 14th and 16th centuries, the Ming dynasty flourished (1368–1644). During this time The Great Compendium of Acupuncture and Moxibustion was published with principles of acupuncture upon which modern practices of this tradition rests. The book goes on to describe 365 points that represent openings to the channels through which needles could be inserted to modify the flow of Qi.

The tradition of acupuncture theory believes that energy flows within the human body and this energy can be channelized to create balance and health. This energy flow is called Qi and pronounced “chee”.

Acupuncture theory states that Qi moves throughout the body along 12 main channels known as meridians.

These meridians represent the major organs and functions of the body. These meridians however do not follow the exact pathways of nerves or blood flow.

Over the centuries there have been many improvements in the types and quality of needles and materials used in the general practice of TCM. There are many branches, specialize studies and uses for acupuncture with Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Tibetan being just some of the cultural overlays.

Acupuncture in the 20th Century

What is really important is the quality and flow of the Qi.

More today is understood concerning its nature and frequency. The next big leap forward has been to design a system that can analyze the flow of Qi within the body, and then precisely add or subtract the optimum frequency of energy ALL WITHOUT THE USE OF NEEDLES. This is what we call ACUQI ™️

The AI program which runs the sessions eliminates human error by effortlessly scanning the frequency of the Qi flowing through selected meridians. Eliminating the possibilities of error in point selections and providing only those frequencies that provide optimum balance for the entire system.


What to expect from an ACUQI ™️ session:

  • Each session begins with an analysis of your meridian system then we run an AI program to determine the precise balance that is required to restore to your system.

  • You will lay or sit comfortably for approximately one hour with the system attached to your body, listening to the music of your choice.

  • At the end of the session, you will be given either water or tea to help rehydrate..

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ACCQI is not aa substitute for Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is not intended to replace the advice of a Licensed TCM practitioner. 

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