homuncular acupuncture

homuncular acupuncture

A general term for any form of acupuncture in which a region or set of acupoints is believed to represent a miniature version (homunculus) of the entire person (for example, auricular acupuncture); according to this theory, stimulation of the homuncular acupoints would be as effective as treating the traditional acupoints.
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Another example of homuncular acupuncture is hand acupuncture, developed in Korea by Dr.
While the efficacy of following the meridian system, the qi paradigm, and homuncular acupuncture methods can be proven, this does not necessarily validate the entire paradigm that each system propounds.