Oct. 24 – “Our Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day”
By Marieke A. Pieterman
Everybody and everything seems to have their own “day of the year”, and as acupuncturists, so do we!
Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day was initially commemorated on October 24, 2002, and it’s been observed every year on the same day since.
It was originally created, in part, to increase the general public’s awareness of the progress, research, promise, and amazing benefits of this medicine and practice.
In the United States, over 38 million adults receive treatments annually involving complementary medicine, which includes acupuncture and Oriental medicine.
The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) conducted a recent survey in the United States and found that approximately one in 10 adults had received acupuncture at least once in their lifetime.
As health insurance becomes increasingly more and more expensive while the coverage and the benefits continue to decline, it is vital that those in need of medical care and services are aware of the entire realm of available modalities to them and seek out competent and professional health care providers.
Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day offers us a rare opportunity to focus our attention on the ancient and rich history of these traditional forms of health care that were started in ancient China more than 2,500 years ago and has since been practiced all over the world.
If you haven’t yet tried acupuncture, give Holistic Heart Acupuncture a call today to schedule your first appointment. You are about to embark on a journey where you will have the opportunity to experience a whole new level of wellness!