Because in many circles Tai Chi is considered part of chinese preventative medicine I though I would include some articles about acupuncture to help you better understand what it is and how it can help you.
You might be thinking about making an appointment at an acupuncture clinic. Many people consider this for various symptoms; some common ones being persistent pain, stress-related symptoms, or other problems such as weight loss.
In China, many people use their acupuncture visits as a periodic tune up in order to stay healthy. Chinese acupuncturists sometimes get paid as long as their client is healthy, rather than when their clients have symptoms.
So, let us take a tour of a modern American acupuncture clinic to see what it is like.
A typical clinic looks like any professional office, and you will be shown into a room where you are comfortably seated in a chair. The acupuncture practitioner comes in and begins the diagnosis.
There are two major parts to the diagnosis, physical observation and a discussion of your symptoms and environment.
A basic physical observation will include taking your pulse and observing your tongue. Unlike a traditional doctor’s office, your pulse is taken on both wrists, and at several points on each wrist.