Unformatted text preview: “geographical, philosophical, political and religious realities” (Lo 497). These also correlate with the ideas behind Daosim. Acupuncture would later evolve into a respected medical practice in China until the Ming and Qing dynasties, where it would be pushed aside by other, preferable practices that did not require needles. It would decline into near non-existence until Mao decided to put his support behind acupuncture. He was able to use it as a means of national pride, and saw it as a vital tool for China. Because of this, acupuncture was kept from its extinction in China, and is now a readily available practice in modern day China....
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- Ming Dynasty, readily available practice