The stimulation of special points on the body exists in every system of traditional medicine I am aware of. The theory and practice of Chinese acupuncture derive from millennia of study and clinical application. It is rooted in prehistoric healing practices, yet continues to be developed and researched in the present day. This science relies on points and channels along the body. The points and channels are like a roadmap. They express the complex dynamics of Yin and Yang, and the cyclical phases of the Five Elements, within our bodies. Acupuncture theory articulates the expression of Universal principles within the context of the human dimension. It empowers us to utilize these principles to benefit our health in countless ways.