What Is Acupuncture and How Does It Work?

“acus” in Latin means needle. “acu-” means a relationship to a needle. “puncture” means piercing with a pointed instrument. Put these two together, “acupuncture” means poking with a needle. Haha, that’s why I often joke with my patients: I’m a needle poker! (But this translation isn’t very accurate. If you like to know more, please read my next article “Acupuncture Introduction, Part One”.) Needle sounds pretty scary for most of us. It recalls those bad childhood memories of being poked by the nurses with injection needle. Some people even built “needle phobia” because of those unpleasant experiences. If needle poking Read More