Here is a post by my colleagues who explain the language barrier that continues the myth that Acupuncture is based on some level of mystical energetic force. As I explain to all my patients, the main principle is to help increase blood flow throughout the body, reaching places where there has been lack of proper nutrient exchange into, and waste products out of, hypoxic (de-oxygenated) cells. There is no level of belief system required for it to work- in fact, animals and babies respond very well to treatment with acupuncture.
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