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There are over 19 microsystems of acupuncture. They each refer to specific areas or points on the body that are believed to correspond to the entire body or specific organ systems.

The concept is rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture theory, where it is believed that stimulating these microsystems can have a therapeutic effect on the corresponding part of the body.

Microsystems in acupuncture refer to specific areas of the body where acupuncture points or reflex points are concentrated and can be used to diagnose and treat a wide range of health issues.

They are considered mini-maps of the entire body and are used to provide targeted treatment for specific conditions.

It’s important to note that the effectiveness and scientific basis for these microsystems can vary, and some are more widely accepted than others.

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Major microsystems of acupuncture

Auricular Acupuncture

This microsystem involves stimulating points on the external ear to influence various parts of the body and treat a wide range of health conditions. Auricular acupuncture is commonly used in addiction treatment

Scalp Acupuncture

This microsystem involves specific points on the scalp that are used to treat various neurological conditions and pain disorders. It is often employed for conditions like paralysis, stroke, and chronic pain.

Abdominal Acupuncture

This is a microsystem that focuses on the abdominal area. It involves needling specific points on the abdomen to treat various health conditions, including digestive issues and pain.

Korean Hand Acupuncture

These microsystems focus on the hands and feet. Different points on the hands and feet are believed to relate to various organs and systems in the body. Hand and foot acupuncture are often used for pain relief and general wellness.

Face Acupuncture

This microsystem involves points on the face, where specific areas are believed to correspond to different organs and body functions. Face acupuncture is often used for cosmetic purposes and is sometimes referred to as facial rejuvenation acupuncture.

Hua Tuo Jia Ji

An acupuncture practice that focuses on specific points on the back related to organs and systems often used to provide relief for chronic pain, digestive problems, respiratory issues, and emotional health.

Back Shu points

An acupuncture practice that focuses on specific points on the back related to organs and systems often used to provide relief for chronic pain, digestive problems, respiratory issues.

Wrist

These microsystems focus on the wrist. Different points on are believed to relate to various organs and systems in the body. Often used for pain relief and general wellness.

Ankle

These microsystems focus on the ankle. Different points on are believed to relate to various organs and systems in the body. Often used for pain relief and general wellness.
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