Although its practice and healing value continue to be debated in many clinical circles, acupuncture has been around for thousands of years. One of the oldest forms of Chinese medicine, researchers have discovered instruments that they believe to have been used for acupuncture that date back to as far as 6000 BCE. The first documented set of acupuncture standards and practices is believed to be published in an ancient document called “The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine”, which dates back to around 100 BCE. Since then, this treatment has continued to evolve, and has proven to be effective in more and more conditions.
Throughout acupuncture’s extensive history, it has seen several significant milestones that have brought it to its present-day prominence. In 1680, it received its first nod from the West when a European physician observed its clinical application. It became a highly sought after method of treatment among the British in the first half of the nineteenth century. Acupuncture found its stride in the United States when the National Institute of Health formally recognized its clinical value in a limited range of conditions.
As acupuncture’s story continues to be written into the canon of western medicine, more and more patients are benefiting from this treatment. This evolution has given birth to quality acupuncture in NYC. Come to Physical Medicine Acupuncture at 201 W 74th St #16G, New York, NY 10023 or call (917) 405-9145 to get the most out of this wonderful and dynamic therapy. Dr. Trivia I and his staff look forward to making you feel better.