Oriental medicine and Acupuncture
Oriental Medicine encompass a variety of Asian health care therapies. Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology are the front runners of Oriental Medicine, but also included are moxibustion guasha, cupping, dietary modifications, Tuina, living and working quarters placement, and the various Qi manipulation techniques in Qi Gong, Tia Qi Chuan, and other more external martial arts.
Acupuncture is a major part of Oriental Medicine, a complete system that is used to diagnose and treat illness, prevent disease and improve well-being. In itself, it is effective for physical, psychological and emotional problems. Acupuncture originated in China more than 2,500 years ago and, due to its proven effectiveness has been embraced throughout the world since that time.
chee), or vital energy, in health and disease. Qi energy circulates throughout the body along well-defined pathways. Points on the skin along these pathways are energetically connected to specific organs, body structures, and systems. If this energy circulation is disrupted, optimum function is affected and this results in pain or illness. Acupuncture points are stimulated to balance the circulation of energy, which influence the health of the entire being.
Currently, there are more than 50 schools of Oriental medicine in the United States. Most oriental medical doctors (O.M.D.) four years or more of training.