The Stillpoint Project

Alternative Health Care

Acupuncture

In ancient China it was discovered that stimulation of particular areas of the body had a beneficial effect on many ailments. It was possible not only to alleviate pain, but also to influence the function of internal organs. The acupuncturist is trained to locate and pierce specific points along energetic pathways that flow through the body. These pathways are called meridians. The needles used are about as big in circumference as a human hair and, if practiced accurately, the procedure does not elicit pain.

Acupuncture is a very complicated healing art. The market is presently inundated with persons who are practicing, and with minimal training, (sometimes as little as a one weekend course). We recommend that you thoroughly investigate the background and education of any acupuncturist you are considering.