Scientific research and clinical application of acupuncture and acupuncture anesthesia began to receive prominent attention in China in the late 1950s, and have since been integrated in multiple areas of medical care in the East and West as an effective and affordable intervention.
This documentary traces the past, present, and future of acupuncture in research and patient care through expert interviews illustrated with rare archival footage. Take a journey across the world and through history with distinguished professors and practitioners in this documentary compilation on acupuncture research and clinical application.
This video was produced for EXPLOREIM.UCLA.EDU as part of the Visual History Project of the UCLA Center for East-West Medicine.
Acupuncture is a component of the health care system of Chinese Medicine. But although acupuncture has been around for thousands of years in the East, here in the West it is still growing in popularity and acceptance.
“The Science of Acupuncture” follows Professor Kathy Sykes from Bristol University as she investigates how and why science is beginning to respond to centuries old remedies.