Adjunct Cancer Treatment

What is the history of the discovery and use of acupuncture as a complementary treatment for cancer? 

The oldest known medical book in China (second century BC) describes the use of needles to treat medical problems. 

The use of the treatment spread to other Asian countries and to other regions of the world, including to Europe by the 1700s. 

In the United States, acupuncture has been used for about 200 years. Research on acupuncture began in the United States in 1976. Twenty years later, the  US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the acupuncture needle as a medical device

Many illnesses [including Cancer] are treated with acupuncture.

Article from the  National Cancer Institute