use of acupuncture in China can be traced back at least 2,500
years. In comparison, many Americans were not introduced to this
treatment until President Nixon visited China in 1972. Since
then, interest in acupuncture has exploded in this country. More
than 1 million Americans now receive acupuncture
each year for a range of health problems, from drug addiction
to back pain. But is acupuncture for you? To help you decide,
this website answers many common questions about acupuncture.
Your doctor also can help you determine if this technique may
be an effective treatment for you.