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Acupuncture: A Walk Through Its History

  • Period: 220 to 589

    Six Dynasties Period

    Particularly in this time in Chinese history, unbalance and disunity was spread through the lands of China. This happened after the fall of the Han Dynasty. Buddhism is was introduced in this period. The dynasties that were in this time period were Three Kingdoms which were Cao Wei, Shu Han, Dong Wu (220-265 AD), Jin Dynasty (265-420 AD), and the Northern and Southern Dynasty (386-589 AD).
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    Huang Fu Mi

    Huang Fu Mi
    In Three Kingdoms, Cao Wei, Shu Han, Dong Wu ruled the land. Huang Fu Mi was a great physician that organized and translated the acupuncture documents from ancient literature to classic text. This creation made the Systematics Classics of Acupuncture and Moxibustion. The text described 349 acupuncture points in twelve volume.
  • 265

    Huang Fu Mi

    Huang Fu Mi
    Huang Fu Mi finishes translating and organizing acupuncture documents and creating the Systematics Classics of Acupuncture and Moxibustion.
  • 265

    Xi Xu Family

    265 AD Xu Xi family are known as the experts of in the art of acupuncture. Popularity of acupuncture rose in the Jin Dynasty.
  • 581

    Xi Xu Family Reign Ends

    The reign of the Xu Xi family in the experts in the art of acupuncture diminishes. This ended in the Northern and Southern Dynasties; however, acupuncture was still popular.
  • Period: 581 to Jan 1, 618

    Sui Dynasty

    No notable acupuncture achievements in this period.
  • Period: Jan 1, 618 to Jan 1, 906

    Tang Dynasty

    The capital city of the Tang Dynasty was called Chang’an. It was one of most integrated city with many cultural and religious influences such as Buddhism. It is felt extremely around the buildings built in the early part of the dynasty.
  • Jan 1, 627

    Sun Simio and the Imperial Medical Bureau

    Sun Simio and the Imperial Medical Bureau
    Sun Simio wrote Prescription with a Thousand Gold for Emergencies. Includes data on acupuncture from various scholars. Acupuncture became a special branch of medicine and practitioners. People who practiced this became Acupuncturists. Acupuncture schools started popping up and acupuncture education became part of the imperial medical bureau.
  • Jan 15, 649

    Sun Simio

    Sun Simio
    Sun Simio finishes writing the Prescription with a Thousand Gold for Emergencies.
  • Period: Jan 1, 907 to Jan 1, 960

    Five Dynasties Period

    No notable acupuncture acievements in this dynasty.
  • Jan 1, 960

    Wang Weiyi

    Wang Weiyi writes The Illustrated Manual on Points for Acupuncture and Moxibustion. This included the description of 657 points of acupuncture.
  • Period: Jan 1, 960 to Jan 1, 1279

    Song Dynasty

    Rice cultivation helped flourish the dynasty with the population that doubled through time. Marco Polo made the journey to China in this dynasty. International trade was important in this time. Private trading companies shipped many items such as Chinese Tea, silk, and iron made by mills that made 200 million pounds of iron every year.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1279 to Jan 1, 1368

    Yuan Dynasty

  • Jan 15, 1279

    Wang Weiyi

    Wang Weiyi finishes The Illustrated Manual on Points for Acupuncture and Moxibustion.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1368 to

    Ming Dynasty

    This time period was where majority of the acupuncture became more advanced. This was known as the Enlightment Period. Wang Gendung, in this dynasty, wrote 120 encyclopedia volumes which was called The Principle and Practice of Medicine.
    People then began working outside of the primary meridians adding more points to the body and the addition of moxa sticks that help in indirect treatment. They refined and made new techniques and manipulated the practice of Acupuncture.
  • Yang Jizhou

    Yang Jizhou
    Yang Jizhou writes Principles of Acupuncture and Moxibustion.
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    Qing Dynasty/Opium War

  • First Opium War

    First Opium War
    Herbal medicine becomes popular and the practice of acupuncture is supressed.
  • First Opium War Ends

    First Opium War Ends
    Continued popularity of herbal medicine declines the popularity of acupuncture.
  • Second Opium War Begins

    Second Opium War Begins
  • Second Opium War Ends

    Second Opium War Ends
  • Introduction of Western Medicine

    Introduction of Western Medicine
    When Western Medicine is introduced to the China, both fields of herbology and acupuncture are supressed. This happened before the revolution began
  • Period: to

    Republic Period

    In this time in Chinese history, the communist party began to integrate the practice of acupuncture in the medical system.
  • Period: to

    People's Republic of China and the Present in Other Parts of the World

  • Acupuncture Research Begins

    Acupuncture research continued to study clinical effects on various diseases, acupuncture anesthesia, and acupuncture’s effects on internal organs.
  • The Chinese Medical System keeps to Acupucnture

    The Chinese Medical System keeps to Acupucnture
    Acupuncture remains important to China’s medical system. China has taken the lead in researching all aspects of acupuncture’s application and clinical effects.
  • US Press Crops recieves Acupuncture

    US Press Crops recieves Acupuncture
    One of the US Press Corp team with President Nixon had to get an appendextomy during his visit. He recovered by the use of acupuncture.
  • The United States and Acupuncture

    The United States and Acupuncture
    National Health interview survey found that about 8.2 million U.S. adults have received acupuncture treatments.
  • Mainstream Acupuncture

    Mainstream Acupuncture
    Acupuncture moves toward the mainstream, in the past few years the number of hospitals offering acupuncture and other therapies has doubled. Acupuncture is more widely considered a serious treatment for chronic pain.
  • Facial Acupuncture

    Facial Acupuncture
    Facial acupuncture becomes more commonly used as an alternative for botox and other chemical injections to smooth wrinkles.
  • Animals and Acupuncture

    Animals and Acupuncture
    Acupuncture is more commonly used on companion animals with chronic pain, arthritis, and other similar conditions.
  • True Pain Relief

    True Pain Relief
    A new study finds acupuncture to provide true pain relief. (migraines, arthritis, and other forms of chronic pain).
  • NBC Broadcast the First Hospital to use Acupuncture

    NBC Broadcast the First Hospital to use Acupuncture
    Kids Undergo Acupuncture Treatments
    Childrens' Hospital Los Angeles began using this to help treat infants from eighteen to twenty-two months. Please click on the link to see its treatment and the effective result.
  • Football

    Football
    Forty National Football League players receive regular acupuncture treatments.
  • President Obama and Health Care Reform

    President Obama and Health Care Reform
    By 2014, Obama Care will begin to recognize acupuncture as a profession which will open coverage on all or most acupuncture practices.