What Is Acupuncture?

(East Asian Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine)


Acupuncture has been practiced for over 2000 years for treating various illnesses as well as promoting wellbeing throughout the history of China.

Based on its holistic view in human body, traditional Chinese medicine has established a comprehensive system of natural methods of healing ailments. Today, for its highly individualized and customized healing mechanism and its ability to revitalize body’s healing facility, traditional Chinese medicine is providing its benefits to the people around the globe.

One of many doctrines in traditional Chinese medicine in treatment is one that relates emotions to body organs. When one is overly excited with certain emotion, the corresponding organ may be affected in one way or another.

Shown below is a list of key relations between emotions and internal organs:

  • Lung: sadness, grief
  • Spleen: anxiety, cognitive activity
  • Heart: joy, happiness
  • Liver: anger
  • Kidney: fear, fright