"Historical records tellus acupuncture-moxibustion therapy has existed for more than two thousand years. Through the ages Chinese practitioners have enriched and perfected it wie the theories of yin-yang, zang-fu (the viscera), channels and collaterals, qi (vital energy), blood and body fluid, creating a unique and effective therapeutic system. Acu-moxi therapy not only deals successfully with a hundred-odd common diseases - in internal medicine, surgery, obstetrics, gynecology, pediatrics, etc. - but is of high value in the treatement of some diffucult and complicated cases considered quite hopeless by Western medicine. It is welcomed by people in China and also people in different paerts of the world for its unparalleled safety, low cost, lack of side effects and simple equipment. In December 1979 the World Health Organisation adoped a resolution saying acu-moxi therapy would be applied to treatment of diseases such as common cold, acute tonsilitis, migraine, trigeminal neuralgia, sciatica, gastritis (acute or chronic), toothache, and constipations. The decision is clear evidence of the full trust in acu-moxi therapy throughout the world.
Chinese acu-moxi therapy embodies the theoretical foundations of Chinese medicine: the theory of yin-yang, the five elements, zang-fu, channels and collaterals, qi, body fluid, etiology and pathology, diagnosis, differentiation of syndromes, acupoints, technique of acupuncture and moxibustion, and clinical application."