about classical chinese acupunture

Acupuncture is one of the oldest healing modalities in the world, which has been practiced in China for over 2,500 years and is gaining popularity in the West. Acupuncture works with anatomical pathways called meridians that conduct qi, or energy, throughout the body. This is done by manipulating the nearly 400 points along various channels of energy flow.

Ultimately, pain is eliminated, the mind is at peace and internal organs work the way they were intended.
Classical Acupuncture is distinct from commonly-practiced acupuncture, such as TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine). Classical Acupuncture is acupuncture preserved as it was at the height of its development in the centuries spanning the Han dynasty, (206 BCE - 220 CE) and the Song dynasty (960 - 1279). It has, as its base, the Classical medical texts of the Han dynasty and is enhanced by the interpretations of these texts by the great masters who followed, including the internationally renowned Jeffrey Yuen.
Classical Acupuncturists are trained in the use of 74 acupuncture meridians, as opposed to the 14 that commonly-practiced acupuncture uses. The 12 Primary Meridians treat a wide variety of disorders and are the meridians used by TCM. The 8 Extraordinary Meridians (2 of which are also used in TCM) address very deep illness including genetic disorders and cancer. The 12 Divergent Meridians deal with chronic degenerative and musculoskeletal conditions. The 16 Luo Meridians work on psychological and blood conditions. The 12 Sinew Meridians and 12 Cutaneous Meridians deal with acute trauma, musculoskeletal conditions and burns. There are also 2 Abdominal Meridians which address reproductive and urogenital issues. In its classical form and with access to all of these meridians, acupuncture can treat any condition without the help of Western or herbal medicine.