Acupuncture fundamentally involves the insertion of fine needles
into acupuncture points (of which there are at least 2000) that
lie just beneath the surface of the skin.
Before the Great Wall of China existed there were many tinier walls
or earth works constructed by several different states. In 220 BC,
under Qin Shin Huang, those disparate sections were joined together
to form a united defense system against invasions from the north.
With nine of the world’s 14 peaks above 8,000 meters in China, including
the two highest (Mt. Everest and K2) and countless others above
6,000 meters in height, China has been the focal point of mountaineers
around the world for years.
As a child one of my favorite books was ‘The Lost World’ by Sir
Arthur Conan Doyle. Of course, it was probably the abridged version
that I read, for I remember several colorful pictures of a bovine
looking Brontosaurus, a terrifying Tyrannosaurus Rex, and a most
dashing Professor George E. Challenger.