In United States acupuncture and history, acupuncture began as a common form of pain management therapy in many hospitals and clinics. Following exposure to acupuncture and history after President Nixon’s visit to China in 1972, acupuncture practice expanded in the United States. In acupuncture and history, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classified acupuncture needles as medical instruments in 1995.
In acupuncture and history, in 1997 the National Institutes of Health (NIH) acknowledged acupuncture as an effective therapy for a wide range of health conditions. More than 40 states, in acupuncture and history, have licensing and certification training for acupuncture practice. In previous acupuncture and history, acupuncture has been used in the west since the seventeenth century, recorded first in Europe in 1810. Earlier in acupuncture and history, the arrival of the Portuguese during the Ming dynasty in 1504 resulted in acupuncture being brought to the west.
In acupuncture and history, the basis of modern acupuncture was established during the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) with the publication of The Great Compendium of Acupuncture and Moxibustion. Previously, during the sixth century in acupuncture and history, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and acupuncture were introduced into Japan via improved transportation. In acupuncture and history, TCM and acupuncture as one of its component therapies, began over 2,000 years ago.
In acupuncture and history, acupuncture was first recorded in the ancient Chinese medical text Huang Di Nei Jing, The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine. In acupuncture and history, acupuncture is an ancient system of healing that predates recorded history. In Chinese sources of acupuncture and history, acupuncture practice began during the Stone Age when sharp edged tools and stones were used to puncture and drain abscesses. In contemporary acupuncture and history, today there are over 40 accredited acupuncture schools in the United States. In acupuncture and history, most states now require a national examination for licensure.
Acupuncture & Massage College’s Masters of Oriental Medicine and Massage Therapy programs prepare graduates for careers as acupuncture physicians and massage therapists. For program information call Joe Calareso at (305) 595-9500. For acupuncture and homeopathic therapy, request Dr. Richard Browne, Acupuncture Physician and Homeopath.