The art of acupuncture originally developed in ancient China and spread to Japan and Korea (6th century), Vietnam (8th century) and eventually to Europe (16th century). It also has a long history in Tibet.   The 21st century has seen a massive dissemination of acupuncture knowledge and experience throughout the world. This has naturally lead to a vast array of theories and practices as the simple art of penetrating the human body with fine needles comes into contact with modern science.     Modern scientific research confirms that acupuncture:
            • has an anti-inflammatory effect (1) (2)
            • enhances immunity and cellular function (3) (4)
            • enhances blood circulation (5) (6)
            • generates higher levels of oxygenation and nutrition to cells and tissues (5) (6)
            • promotes more efficient elimination of carbon dioxide and reduces acidity (5) (6)
            • produces natural pain relief (7) (8)
            • enhances muscular relaxation (9)