History of Acupuncture

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History of Acupuncture

History of Acupuncture

Acupuncture originated in China over 2,000 years ago, making it one of the oldest and most commonly used medical practices in the world. It is mentioned in the Huang-ti Nei-Ching (The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine), written between 2697 and 2595 B.C. The Huang-ti Nei-Ching is still used as one of the primary reference manuals for acupuncturists, and the practice has remained virtually unchanged. Acupuncture gradually spread throughout neighboring Asian countries and to Europe before finally reaching the United States around the 1970s.Today, it is estimated by the National Institute of Health that over 8.2 million people in the United States have used acupuncture.

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