7 fun facts about acupuncture

Thinking about acupuncture, people tend to think about pain management. You are not wrong about pain management. 

But acupuncture is more than pain and needles. This blog will shed the light from a fun and interesting angle. Hope more people will fall in love with acupuncture. 


acupuncture is preventive medicine


Acupuncture is preventive medicine

Preventive medicine means you don’t need to be sick or ill to see your acupuncturist. Acupuncture boosts your immunity and helps your body restore its natural balance. Also, acupuncture can help you calm your stress. 

In short, you see acupuncture helps in both physical and mental health. It is real “healthcare,” instead of  mere “sick care.”

Check in with your acupuncturist and find your balance. 

acupuncture is part of chinese medicine


Acupuncture is part of the big Chinese Medicine family

If you dabble in eastern medicine, you might find people talk about many different modalities. As a layman myself, I view modalities as different siblings and cousins in a big family. 

Acupuncture is one well-known child of the Chinese Medicine family. Other “siblings” are cupping, gua-sha, tui-na, moxa, and of course, Chinese herbal medicine. 

Also, food is medicine is a general practice among Asians.  Qi Gong or Tai Chi is a movement that helps to boost our health. 

You can see Chinese Medicine includes diet, exercise, and many ways to keep us healthy. Don’t limit yourself to only acupuncture. 


more than 300 acupuncture points

Our body has more than 300 acupuncture points

You might be curious about how many acupuncture points are on our bodies. It is commonly believed our body has more than 300 acupuncture points. Our body has points from the top of our head to our toe. 


pulse and tongue checking

Your Chinese Medicine Doctor will check your pulse and tongue

Your acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine Doctor most likely will take your pulse from both of your wrists and look at your tongue. 

That is similar to a Western Doctor who uses a stethoscope to listen to your heart and lung. 

By checking your pulse and tongue, your Chinese Medicine Doctor collect information that your body tells them directly. 


electro acupuncture

Acupuncture can be used with electricity 

There are many different styles of acupuncture, Japanese, Korean, and Five Element, to name a few. Some acupuncturists use electricity to stimulate further and increase the effectiveness. It is called electro-acupuncture. 


vet acupuncture

Your pet can get acupuncture 

Yes, you read it correctly. Your dog and cat can benefit from acupuncture. Just google pet acupuncture or more formally veterinary acupuncture. You will find practitioners who focus on animal holistic health. Your equine friend can also be treated by acupuncture. 


acupuncture needle is thin like human hair

An acupuncture needle is thin as human hair

When people think of needles, the first that comes to mind is the injection needle. But the needles acupuncturists use are thin as human hair. So most of the time the patient will not feel pain when the needle is inserted. 

After reading so much about acupuncture, feel like giving it a try? Please find a licensed acupuncturist! Read more here.