How long has acupuncture been practiced?
The number differs depending on who you are asking, but acupuncture and Oriental medicine have been practiced from 2,500-4,000 years ago. These forms of medicine have been studied, tested, researched, and perfected in their own ways. ‘Modern’ Chinese medicine is about 500 years old. What we bring to the table today is a standard of cleanliness and sterility to the practice in addition to studying how exactly acupuncture effects the brain and body’s functioning.