Guest Lecture: “Acupuncture: Science or Myth?” Posted on October 31st, 2016 by

by Professor Nan Li


Guest lecturer Dr. Jinming Yue

Acupuncture originated in China during the Neolithic period. Ancient Chinese people found that their pain could be greatly reduced or even eliminated by using a sharp-edged stone tool pressed hard on their body. Hence, the earliest needle used in the acupuncture was made of stone. Later on, copper, iron, gold, and silver needles appeared. In recent times, a stainless steel needle is most widely used in acupuncture practice.

Acupuncture has experienced significant development since its first detailed summery described in Yellow Emperors Internal Classic Canon, a traditional Chinese medicine reference compiled over 2000 years ago.

Acupuncture was introduced to Korea and Japan in the sixth century A.D. and has been popular in both countries ever since.Health insurance companies in Germany have long been covering the cost for patients who use acupuncture as an alternative treatment. Here in the United States, Mayo Health Clinic has its own acupuncturists.

Please come to join us in learning about Chinese acupuncture, one of the greatest inventions that Chinese people contribute to the world with Dr. Jinming Yue on Nov. 9th (Wednesday) from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Confer Hall 127. We’d love to see you there!



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