About Acupuncture 

In the past two decades, acupuncture has grown in popularity in the United States. A report from a Consensus Development Conference on Acupuncture held at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 1997 stated that acupuncture is being "widely" practiced -- by thousands of physicians, dentists, acupuncturists, and other practitioners -- for relief or prevention of pain and for various other health conditions.

In 2002 National Health Interview Survey--the largest and most comprehensive survey of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use by American adults to date--an estimated 8.2 million U.S. adults had used acupuncture at one time.


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