The Best Acupuncture Point for Longevity - In Celebration of World Turtle Day!
Turtles have been around since the age of the dinosaurs and are a symbol of wisdom, endurance, wealth, and long life in traditional Asian culture. Turtles were historically considered to be one of the four sacred animals. Legend has it that a turtle carries the world on its back and the secrets of heaven and earth in its body. Because the marks on its shell were considered to reflect the influences of heaven and earth, the turtle became the inspiration for the I Ching, a foundational work of Chinese philosophy that has influenced nearly every aspect of the culture for over 4000 years. Acupuncture points also have symbolic characteristics, and there's one in particular that exemplifies the nature of the turtle and makes a significant contribution to health and longevity.