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In classical acupuncture, needles are inserted deep in many points in legs, hands and all over the body. The needles are connected by wires, which are connected to a stimulator. The needles are made to vibrate and the points are activated with the help of low voltage electricity. It takes 30 minutes for one sitting and 20 to 30 such continuous sittings are required to complete the treatment. The treatment gives certain amount of pain. Though most people associate acupuncture with this process, Acupuncture itself has evolved more sophisticated techniques.

Much research is going on today. The use of single thin needle has been introduced. Four points are chosen according to the Pulse Diagnosis and treatment is given in these 4 points. The needle is inserted 0.5 mm only and without any electric stimulation, vibration is felt by the patients.

Some Science scholars have shown interest in acupuncture.

Books on Acupuncture

1. Acupressure and Fitness by Dr.Bhojraj
2. Acupressure, the drugless path to good health By Dr Bhojraj

Source: The above material has been sourced from Dr Jayalakshmi B.Sc., M.A., M.Ed., PGCTE,N.D., DHBM, D (Ac), M.D (Acu), Dip.in Yoga therapy. All opinions provided are hers. Dr. J.Jayalakshmi is a Homoeopath and an Acutherapist. She is trained in Homoeopathy, Naturopathy, Magnetotherapy, Reiki, Pranic healing, Yoga therapy, Reflexology, and Acupressure. She is a Life Member in the All India Naturopathic Federation, New Delhi, the Madras Presidency Homoeopathic Association, Chennai and Acupressure Cub, Bangalore. Email: j.jayalakshmi@vsnl.net.

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