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A Brief History of Acupuncture

Have you been considering acupuncture in Clearwater, Florida? Curious about the history of acupuncture? When it all started? How it came to the United States? At Dawn Potter Acupuncture we are proud to offer Clearwater acupuncture and love educating our patients about it. Today, we’ll be covering a brief history of acupuncture and how it could benefit you. For additional questions about acupuncture near you or to schedule an appointment, contact our acupuncturist in Clearwater, Florida today.

About Ancient Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient system used for healing the body that actually predates recorded history on Earth. According to the research of acupuncture around the world, the practice actually began during the Stone Age (thousands and thousands of years ago) where sharp-edged tools and stones were used to puncture the skin and drain abscesses.

The first recording of acupuncture was actually in The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine, an ancient Chinese medical text by Huang Di Nei Jing. Modern acupuncture was established in 1368-1644 during the Ming Dynasty of China in the publication of The Great Compendium of Acupuncture and Moxibustion.

Acupuncture In The United States

Although acupuncture had existed in China for many years, it wasn’t until 1972 when President Nixon visited China that acupuncture became known in the United States. In 1995, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classified acupuncture needs as a medical instrument. In 1997, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) began acknowledging acupuncture as an effective treatment option for various conditions. Over 40 states in the United States have licensing and certification training for acupuncture practice, with many of them requiring a national examination.

Clearwater Acupuncture

We have been providing acupuncture in Clearwater, Florida for many years, helping a variety of patients with a wide range of health issues and complications. To get started with your Clearwater acupuncture treatment, simply schedule a consultation with Dawn Potter.

Schedule Acupuncture in Clearwater, Florida Today

Ready to start your acupuncture in Clearwater, Florida? Contact Dawn Potter Acupuncture today, we’re always accepting new patients and would be happy to get started.


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