Friday, March 19, 2010

The history of acupuncture

Etymologically, the word "acupuncture" comes from the Latin word "acus" which means "needle" and "pungere" meaning "sting". The history of acupuncture confers membership in traditional Chinese medicine, which is a healing art based on a logical diagnosis, but also the therapeutic energy Taoism vision of man and the universe. It is the microcosm of man and, subject to the same rules in order to inspire his lifestyle which will consist of a medical procedure that is acupuncture.

The first signs within acupuncture are at the period of the Stone Age (during the Shang dynasty: from 16th to 11th century BC.) Where the needles of bone or bamboo would be used for casting bronze. The traces have been found there as the "Nei Jing Su Wen (book on acupuncture), the technique of heat stimulation of acupuncture points through the" moxa "(object heating favoring the stimulation) known as "moxibustion." Added to this are massage, therapeutic drugs, gymnastics made of -500 to -220 during the Warring States period, with -206 in the Han Dynasty ... Over time, the techniques of acupuncture crossed eras, cultures, continents and, in the 17th century in Europe and more specifically in 1679, we witnessed the introduction of this form of traditional Chinese medicine through Ten Rhyne to the doctor, the "East India Company and Kaempfer. In the 18th century, these same techniques of acupuncture were recorded in the collections of Vicq Azyr and Dujardin. According to some writings, it would Berlioz in 1810, have tried acupuncture in France before being followed by other physicians.

But later, in 1822, acupuncture was confronted with various difficulties, since it was censored by the Chinese emperor and proscribed Program Imperial Medical College. Later, it was the turn of the founder and leader of the People's Republic of China (Mao Zedong) due to its Taoist origins contradictory to those of his ideology was Marxist! Fortunately, he recovered later, acupuncture to the chagrin of all!


Today, Taiwan remains a valuable place where traditional acupuncture, acupuncturists teachers persecuted by Mao fled. And we note that even George Soulie de Morant (1878-1955), French Consul in China, became interested in acupuncture and published a treatise serving as a model today, knowing that this technique of traditional medicine What Chinese acupuncture is an undoubted relevance in the medical field in China. According to the practice of acupuncture, the main meridians (12 in number and located near the ends of the human body) are searched by dots corresponding to strategic areas (approximately 360). Indeed, it seems easy to determine a point, locating the needle into the skin, an area unaffected. But how to explain this technique.

According to acupuncture techniques, the energies are 6 "Chao Yang", the "Tsiu Yin", the "Yang Ming", the "Chao Yin, the" Tae Yang "and" Tae Yin "and the 8 visceral entities are classified as five elements are: fire, metal, water, wood and earth ...