There exists an imperial class of herbs in Chinese Medicine which help us adapt to stressors within and without. As the Latinized name for these substances implies “adaptogens” bring out adaptation response. They seem to behave like “smart herbs” by entering the body, going where they’re needed and doing that which is necessary to balance homeostasis. These herbs are particularly important in treatment of complex modern plagues such as depression, chronic fatigue and psycho-emotional stress, plus AIDS, Hepatitis, Cancer and other physical disease patterns.
Acupuncture is the medical practice of inserting needles into specific “Acupoints” for the purpose of maintaining health or treating disease. Acupoints are specific locations found on established meridians which course the length and breadth of the body. The meridians home to particular organs or run specific trajectories within the body. “Meridian and Point theory” is the base model used in all fields of Oriental Medicine including acupuncture, chinese herbalism, oriental massage, Tai Qi, Qi Gong and other modalities.