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        The use of acupuncture dates back thousands of years and originated in Oriental medicine. It has become more and more popular in the West over the past few decades as well. Qi (or life energy), which is pronounced "chee," is the general idea behind acupuncture and its closely related practice, acupressure. The energy system consists of meridians, which are well-defined pathways with numerous acupuncture points (also known as an acupoint) that have an impact on different organs, regions, or body systems, hence it can be used to treat a variety of medical conditions.. The body contains hundreds or even thousands of points, and recent CT scans have even revealed micro-vessel cluster points that coincide with these body locations. The fundamental...

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