4. Classifications of Acupuncture

Video Transcript:  According to the location of inserting needles, acupuncture can be classified as classical body acupuncture and micro acupuncture. The body acupuncture aims to the whole body surface where there 14 meridians distributed, while the microacupuncute aims to certain micro regions of the body, such as ear, hand, foot, and scalp, so cane further classified as auricular acupuncture, hand/foot acupuncture, and scalp acupuncture, etc. According to the stimulation applied, acupuncture can be categorized as manual acupuncture, electroacupuncture, and laser acupuncture, etc. Different types of acupuncture, no matter what location or stimulation applied, have corresponding indications and applications. In addition, moxibustion, actually a kind of heating therapy on acupoints pertains to acupuncture therapy. It also often substituted by infrared rays or other heating therapies.

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