How Old is Acupuncture? Challenging the Neolithic Origins Theory

A thorough re‑evaluation of all extant literature, as well as documents and archaeological relics unearthed since the 1960s, confirms that acupuncture is not as ancient as has generally been assumed, and that it did not, in fact, appear and gradually develop during China’s Neolithic Age (c. 8000‑3500 BCE). Rather, this great invention arose quite suddenly, and rapidly developed, approximately two millennia ago.

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