The Nations First Acupuncture Clinic Established in 1972
In 1972, Dr. Lee opened the first recognized acupuncture center in the United States, officially bringing this age-old medical treatment to this country and igniting an interest in acupuncture in American patients, physicians, and researchers.
The Chinese believe that there is a flow of energy in the body which must be kept in balance and harmony to maintain health. If this energy becomes blocked and cannot circulate, pain or loss of body function occurs. Acupuncture treatment has a multifaceted effect on the body.
Initially, it removes the energy blockage. It also exerts a therapeutic ePatients Are Very Relaxedffect on the body by influencing the autonomic nervous system. Lastly, it increases blood and energy circulation throughout the body, and especially to the treated area. This combination of actions speeds the healing process and results in the relief of pain and the restoration of body function.