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Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical technique for unblocking chi (ch'i or qi) by inserting needles at particular points on the body to balance the opposing forces of yin and yang. Chi is an energy that allegedly permeates all things. It is believed to flow through the body along 14 main pathways called meridians.

When yin and yang are in harmony, chi flows freely within the body and a person is healthy. When a person is sick, diseased, or injured, there is an obstruction of chi along one of the meridians. Traditional Chinese medicine has identified some 500 specific points where needles are to be inserted for specific effects.

Acupuncture has been practiced in China for more than 4000 years,Today, the needles are twirled, heated, or even stimulated with weak electrical current, ultrasound, or certain wavelengths of light. Some use tuning forks over the acupoints.
Herbal medicine is a holistic therapy which integrates plant remedies with the mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of health into the understanding of the body's functions. It acts gently by supporting systems and processes that have become deficient and helps to remove excesses in the body.
Pharmaceutical drug discovery begins with the understanding of the disease mechanism, followed by compound and target identification, validation and optimization. Scientists develop new drugs based on their research and understanding of the human body and disease mechanisms, and a large collection of molecules are screened to select for compounds that may show potential efficacy with low toxicity.
The vast majority of herbal medicines contain a complex mixture of compounds such as terpenes, alkaloids, polysaccharides or other chemicals that buffer, modulate and modify the effects of any active ingredient in the herb. Therefore, administration of isolated compounds of a plant cannot easily mimic the effects of extracts from the whole plant. Scientific studies on an isolated component may be easily confused with studies on the plant as a whole. This misinterpretation always leads incorrect data being gathered, till disproved by reviewing the original research study.

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