Since this blog started three months ago, more than a dozen posts have been about acupuncture.

Here is some basic information to know if you’re considering treatment by an acupuncturists. It comes from an article I wrote in 2000. Except for the conditions to treat, it’s still up-to-date.

  • What is qi?
  • Where is qi located in the body?
  • Where are meridians located?
  • What is the role of the acupoints?
  • What about the other acupuncture points?
  • How do the acupuncture needles create an electrical current?
  • How does acupuncture actually work?

Plus some thoughts on safety.

9/9/06 10:55 JR

Hi, I’m JR

John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.