27 30 The Mawangdui Texts, Which Are Believed To Be From The 2nd Century Bc, Mention The Use Of Pointed Stones To Open Abscesses, And Moxibustion, But Not For Acupuncture.

It.as also during this time that many Eastern medical practices were consolidated under the name Traditional Chinese Medicine ACM. 30 New practices were adopted in the 20th century, such as using a cluster of needles, 29 :164 electrified needles, or leaving needles inserted for up to a week. 29 :164 A lot of emphasis developed ttechniques might be utilized which aim to “influence” the de-qi; for example, by certain manipulation the de-qi sensation allegedly can be conducted from the needling site towards more distant sites of the body. Other.echniques aim at “tonifying” Chinese : 补; pin yin

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