Event Title
Acupuncture Arrives in the USA: A 50-year Journey
Name San Diego Chinese Historical Museum
Address 404 Third Ave & 328 J St
City San Diego
State CA
Zip 92101
Opening Hours Exhibition public walk through at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
Location Central San Diego
Telephone 6193389888
Email info@sdchm.org
Web Site http://www.sdchm.org
Contact Elizabeth Hensley C.  
Fee $5.00
Reception Date N/A
Dates Starts On 23-9-2022   Ends On 29-1-2023
Opening Days Fridays (12:00 to 4:00), Saturdays (12:00 to 4:00), and Sundays (12:00 to 4:00)
Event Description Acupuncture is an ancient system of manipulating human energy pathways with thin needles to balance the body. It came to our shores with the Chinese immigrants in the 1800s, but was still illegal in the USA in the 1970ís. Then, a bursting appendix, deep in the heart of China, exploded a media sensation in the New York Times in 1971. Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, James Reston, traveled to Beijing ahead of President Richard Nixonís historic visit in 1972. There he underwent emergency appendix surgery and was given acupuncture to relieve intense post-op pain. Restonís New York Times front page account of the mysterious nature of Chinese acupuncture ignited a media frenzy. However, it took decades of a hard-won fight for legalization, education and licensing to allow acupuncture to become established in the USA. Many insurance companies pay for acupuncture treatments as an alternative medicine now. Also, acupuncture is a typical service at the animal rescue centers. Our Acupuncture
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