The Undiscovered Legacy of President Nixon:
Nixon Brought Acupuncture to
By Dustin Siena
The thirteen and a half years that Nixon spent as either Commander in Chief or Vice-President makes him the longest serving person to have filled our great nation痴 two highest positions of office. A true legacy of which no individual has surpassed as of yet.
However, in addition to his legacy, there is one little, and
unknown fact about Nixon, which may be his greatest legacy of all. Richard Nixon
may have been the catalyst, that brought Acupuncture to
The many thousands of patients who have been healed from all that ails them---all from a seemingly harmless needle being stuck into various anatomical locations on their bodies may owe their thanks to New York Times journalist, James Reston.
James Reston's "Now, About My Operation in Peking", New York Times, July 26, 1971, may be the seminal piece of American journalism, which introduced us Americans to the wonders of fine needle work, and I am not taking about the type of needle-point your Aunt Tilly does. I am taking about Acupuncture.
The catalyst that brought Acupuncture into the mainstream in
At the time, New York Times Journalist James Reston was
accompanying President Nixon on his trip to
After his appendix was removed through conventional surgery
The article he wrote for the New York Times described his experience and probably was the first exposure many Americans had to Acupuncture and Traiditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
The article ignited sparks throughout the
New to us. But truly ancient to the world. A system of medicine that predates Hippocrates & Jesus Christ ??
It is estimated that Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine is approximately 5,000 years old.
1. Reston, James, "Now, About My Operation in
By Dustin Siena, L.Ac.
Copyright 2009 Dustin Siena