What Is a Chinese Acupuncture Chart?


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A Chinese acupuncture chart shows the location of acupuncture points, also called acupoints, on the human body. During treatment, acupuncture points may or may not be in the same area of the body as the symptom being targeted.

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Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine that involves inserting thin needles into acupuncture points in the body. Most acupuncturists recognize roughly 360 acupuncture points all over the body, but many points have changed over centuries. The points are typically located where nerves enter muscles, midpoints of muscles or where muscles join bones. Acupuncture is regularly used to treat pain and nausea.

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