Did You Know?

Question Marks by Don Moyer
Question Marks, a photo by Don Moyer on Flickr.

Did you know that acupuncture originated in China well over 2,000 years ago making it one of the oldest and most commonly used medical procedures in the world?

Did you know that acupuncture became more widely known in America starting in 1971 after New York Times reporter James Reston received acupuncture in China for an attack of acute appendicitis and wrote about it after returning home to the US?

Did you know that acupuncture practiced here in the US is a combination of all other forms of traditional Asian medicine including concepts and techniques from China, Korea, Japan, France and Germany?

-Or that in 1997 the Consensus Development Conference on Acupuncture reported from the National Institutes of Health that thousands of medical practitioners, i.e. acupuncturists, dentists, doctors and others were already  using acupuncture?

Lastly, did you know that in 2002 the largest, most comprehensive survey of CAM (complementary and alternative medicine) used by Americans showed that approximately 8 million US adults had used acupuncture up from 2 million who had used acupuncture in 2001?

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