Acupuncture is a branch of traditional Chinese medicine that has been practiced for thousands of years in China, Korea, Japan, and other Asian countries. It has been refined over centuries to give us a more complex and detailed understanding of the body’s energetic balance.
In China, during the early part of the twentieth century, traditional medicine fell out of fashion as symptomatic healthcare treatments were imported from the West along with other cultural influences.
Traditional Chinese medicine remained in the shadow of western medicine until the Long March of 1934-1935. Without drugs, anesthetics, or surgery vast numbers of sick and wounded soldiers faced serious illnesses until doctors of traditional Chinese medicine achieved amazing results using acupuncture and other traditional methods of treatment.
Today traditional acupuncture is practiced all around the world and clinical cases are confirming its efficiency. Patients are able to benefit from acupuncture and holistic medicine, in general, as it often presents itself as an alternative to medication and surgery.