Acupuncture is an art, which was found from ancient time in India, China, Japan and SriLanka. Then it was developed further in China. Now it is proved as science and it is commonly accepted as a mode of treatment in western countries.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has approved Acupuncture as the mode of treatment. WHO also studied the effects of acupuncture and concluded the list of disorders, which can be treated with Acupuncture.
In India also Acupuncture is accepted as a mode of therapy. The Central Health Ministry had issued order vide their No. R.14015/25/96-U&H(R)(Pt) dated 25/11/2003.
In Maharashtra state also the Acupuncture is accepted as a mode of therapy vide the Maharashtra Acupuncture System of Therapy Act, 2015 (Mah. Act No.XXV of 2017) from 3rd April 2017.