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Throughout school and now a graduate awaiting to open my own practice, I get asked this question a lot.  Not only what is acupuncture, but also what is the difference between acupuncture and dry needling.  If you were wondering these same questions, today is your lucky day!  😊 Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). According to the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) states that “TCM originated in ancient China and has evolved over thousands of years.  TCM practitioners use herbal medicines and various mind and body practices, such as acupuncture and tai chi, to treat or prevent health problems. Acupuncture is a technique in which practitioners stimulate specific points on the body – most often by inserting thin needles through the skin.”   That is the formal and simple explanation of acupuncture and TCM.  I like to take it one step further. Acupuncture is...