• Acupuncture is among the oldest healing practices in the world.

 

  •  19 % of Fortune 500 companies offer alternative medicine as part of their health care compensation packages,

 

  • The introduction of Acupuncture dates back to the emperor Shennong during the Shang Dynasty (1600–1100 BCE)

 

  • The National Institutes of Health (NIH) currently invests about $40 million per year in complementary and alternative medicine related research.

 

  • The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates 65 – 80% of the world’s population rely on alternative medicine as their primary form of health care.

 

  • Currently, 17 states, the District of Columbia, and the United States territories of Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands have licensing or regulation laws for naturopathic doctors. In these states, naturopathic doctors are required to graduate from an accredited four-year residential naturopathic medical school and pass an extensive postdoctoral board examination (NPLEX) in order to receive a license.