Acupuncture in Mukilteo: A Centuries-Old Treatment July 12, 2016 Acupuncture is an alternative medical treatment or healing process that dates back more than 8000 years. While most people who hear the term “acupuncture” know that it involves needles stuck all over the body, it is actually a more complex art founded in the New Stone Age of China in the Taoist tradition. Acupuncture in Mukilteo can provide welcome relief for a variety of health problems by redirecting your personal energy flow. The first acupuncture needles were fashioned from sharpened stones. Later, they were made from metal. Placement of these needles on specific body locations was determined by Dr. Huang Fu Mi in AD 265. His book, Systemic Classics of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, outlined 349 acupuncture points on the body. During that time period, Dr. Mi and others influenced the painless needle insertion technique that is used today to balance the body’s energy or Chi. It is beneficial for treatment of nausea, migraines, headaches, fibromyalgia, asthma, back pain and for stroke rehabilitation. President Nixon’s visit to China in 1971 brought interest in acupuncture to Western countries. Journalists on Nixon’s trip who wrote about the practice brought it to the forefront of alternative medicine. Current acupuncture techniques are a combination of traditional practices and modern ones. To experience pain relief and relaxation from acupuncture in Mukilteo for yourself, schedule an appointment at Le Visage Wellness by calling (425)905-2410. We would be delighted to answer any of your questions about acupuncture procedures and techniques. Try this time-tested method for relief of your pain and stiffness. You will be happy with the results.