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Anatomical Acupunture

The Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute defines Anatomical Acupuncture as follows: it is the approach taken today by western-trained physicians in China and many parts of the western world wherein one combines knowledge of acupuncture with western-learned anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology.

Dr. Joe Wong, a western-trained physician with a Royal College specialty in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, analyzed the anatomy of each acupuncture point (acupoint) to determine which nerves and other tissues are stimulated by its use. He has worked out a way of using acupuncture points to affect specific muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments and soft tissues. Acupuncture can have profound effects on the nervous system, including the stimulation of acupoints that balance the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS).

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