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Origins of Acupuncture

Although some have intended to see in the biānshí 砭石 (polished and sharp needle-like stones) the proof that acupuncture was already practiced in Neolithic times, the primitive methods of puncture with stones lacked a theoretical corpus that described the circulation of internal energy (qì 氣) through channels and meridians (jīng luò 經络) and puncture at specific points (shùxué 俞穴), a theoretical corpus that would not develop until much later.