A system, based on traditional Chinese medicine, of needling special points on the body to relieve pain or improve well-being.

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The Chinese explanation of how this ancient needling treatment works fits uncomfortably in the western psyche.

The traditional explanation is that bodily health depends on the smooth flow of vital energy ('qi') around the body, the qi flowing along 14 narrow channels or meridiens.

A blockage in the flow of qi, it is explained, can cause dysfunction or disease, and 'needling' a small hole through the skin on a meridien line can release...


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