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Patty Nuovo, host of Ask the Expert, interviews David Russell, L.Ac., CMT, who practices in Petaluma, CA at Russell Family Acupuncture.


Acupuncture is an alternative medicine that treats patients by insertion and manipulation of needles in the body. Its proponents variously claim that it relieves pain, treats infertility, treats disease, prevents disease, or promotes general health.

The earliest written record of acupuncture is found in the Huangdi Neijing (黄帝内经; translated as The Yellow Emperor's Inner Canon), dated approximately 200 BCE.

Acupuncture typically incorporates traditional Chinese medicine as an integral part of its practice and theory. However, many practitioners consider 'Traditional Chinese Medicine' (TCM) to narrowly refer to modern mainland Chinese practice.
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Host: Patty Nuovo

Guest: David Russell, L.Ac., CMT

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Ask the Expert What is Acupuncture? Part 1


Ask the Expert What is Acupuncture? Part 2


Ask the Expert What is Acupuncture? Part 3


Ask the Expert What is Acupuncture? Part 4