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Medical Acupuncture (cont.)

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Media file 1: The traditional symbol of Yin and Yang, symbolizing the dual, polar nature of the universe.
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Media file 2: According to traditional Chinese medicine, Qi flows throughout the body along channels or meridians.
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Media file 3: An acupuncture needle placed in the 4th Large Intestine meridian point (LI4).
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Media file 4: Modern acupuncture needles come in various lengths and gauges of width.
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Media file 5: An acupuncture needle is shown next to a standard syringe and needle used for injecting medication. Compare the hollow needle with its beveled, cutting-edge tip, with the solid shaft of the acupuncture needle, which has a finely tapered tip.
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Media file 6: Acupuncture needles are so thin that they can fit within the lumen of a standard blood-drawing needle.
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