Vital Energy and Acupuncture Points
Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used medical procedures in the world. Originating in China more than 2,000 years ago, acupuncture has become increasingly popular in the United States during the past two decades. Research shows that acupuncture is beneficial in treating a variety of health conditions.
Traditional Chinese Medicine theorizes that there are more than 2,000 acupuncture points on the human body, and that these connect with pathways called meridians, conducting energy (qi) throughout the body."
Source: National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine, a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)