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Award Date

Fall 2008


Acupuncture is among the oldest healing practices in the world. As part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), acupuncture aims to restore and maintain health through the stimulation of specific points on the body. In the United States, where practitioners incorporate healing traditions from China, Japan, Korea, and other countries, acupuncture is considered part of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). This paper discusses Acupuncture and how the modern medical field has integrated it into its field. This paper also argues that Acupuncture has risen above all other alternative medicines because of its incredible healing ability, minimum side effects, and cost-effectiveness.