Acupuncture is one of the oldest and most commonly used medical procedures in the world. Acupuncture treatment involves positioning long, thin needles on various points on the body. To optimize its healing ability, the proper positioning of needles into the body needs to be closely studied. Many acupuncture wall charts show major points and pathways, and also feature high quality artwork to aid in this study. Additionally, these charts can be laminated, and placed in clinical offices.
Wall to Wall Acupuncture Body Charts
One of the best ways to gain an initial understanding of this art is to study the five element theory. A reference to the five element chart will determine which element is associated with the symptoms or discomfort you’re experiencing. If you are crying a lot or feeling sad, for example, the five element chart will indicate a potential lung imbalance. Installing a Five Element acupuncture wall chart will give you sufficient knowledge on the different body/mind relationships associated with each of your organs.
Acupuncture meridian point wall charts indicate the major points and pathways, and illustrate the precise location of points, whether its referring to bony landmarks or muscular landmarks. These charts typically include detailed illustrations. They also often come in sets in congruence with the twelve main meridians.
A chart of the Chinese face microsystem, Chinese scalp system, and Chinese nose system are typically found in acupuncture wall charts of the microsystems of the face and head. These types of charts show associations to various body areas and the main meridian system.
Although less popular but no less useful are the Chinese hand acupuncture and dental meridian charts. These charts are especially useful for massage therapists and acupuncturists. In traditional Chinese medicine, it is believed that pathological information is reflected on the hand. Thus, the hand is often used to diagnose diseases. Acupuncture methods can be used to prevent and treat disease, improve the quality of life, and maintain health by applying various types of stimulation to specific areas of the hand. Hand acupuncture wall charts, particularly those that include close-up visuals can be very useful in this type of treatment.
On the other hand, dental acupuncture charts, show the relationships between the teeth and other areas of the body. This chart can be used for both diagnostic and treatment purposes when examining an oral acupuncture point or points that have become very sensitive to localized pressure. These sensitive points map to particular acupuncture meridians under stress and can be used to treat sinusitis, allergic conditions, and digestive disorders.
This ancient Chinese medicinal art certainly has an important place in alternative healing today.