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This paper will define Acupuncture. It will state its definition and purpose, it will briefly summarize the historical development and evolution of the therapy and it will discuss potential hazards.
Definition and Purpose
“Acupuncture is a technique of inserting and manipulating filiform needles into points on the body with the aim of relieving pain and for therapeutic purposes” Acupuncture is an Eastern therapy classified by the NCCAM as an Alternative Medicine System. Alternative Medicine Systems include acupuncture, homeopathy and hypnotherapy and it is described as “A group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not presently considered to be part of conventional medicine.”
Historical Development and its Evolution
Acupuncture is a practice of inserting very thin needles on the body to improve health and with the purpose to stimulate and influence the physiological, emotional, and psychological functions pf the body. There are……

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Approximate Word Count: 627
Approximate Pages: 3 (260 words per double-spaced page)

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