Acupuncture is a complementary, holistic therapy that stimulates certain areas of the body with needles to alleviate pain or treat health conditions. The technique first started over 8,000 years ago in China to relieve pain.
In 1810, Acupuncture made its way to the West through the work of Dr. Berlioz in Paris. He first treated a young woman suffering from abdominal pain, although other medical doctors considered his practice a reckless procedure. As Berlioz’s treatment proved effective, other therapists and doctors began using Acupuncture as a complementary treatment.
Today, 6.5 Americans use Acupuncture to alleviate their symptoms, helping them continue their health journey.