Acupuncture means to prick with sharp objects such as stainless steel needles.
As long as 4,000 to 5,000 years ago it was noted in China that a soldier wounded by an arrow was recovered from arthritis which he sufferd for many years. From this observations the principle evolve that the penetrating of the skin at certain correct acupuncture points may cure some related problems. The Chinese then begin to copy the effect of the arrow by artificially puncturing the skin by a small needles.
This form of therapy has been practised by the Eskimo, the Bantu of South Africa, The Indians, The Arabs, but the credit goes to the Chinese as they have documented evidance on the uses of acupuncture for healing.
Among the Malays in Malaysia, Prof Dr Nik Omar, Dr Faridah, Dr Zaharah , Nik Fairuz Hakim, Mohd Nasir Zain are among the few pioneer Malays who promote and patronised this form of treatment in Malay society.
Dr Omar says, " If people all over the world selected 'Seven World Wonders', the number
'Eight World Wonder must be Acupuncture' as it was founded 4 to 5,000 years ago and still alive and widely spread and practice throughout the world today.