Celebrate Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day (Oct. 24th)

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October 24th is the annual Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day. Established in 2002, this day is observed by people across the globe who are invested in the advancement of acupuncture and other specialities within Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

3 ways you can observe Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day

Schedule an appointment with your local acupuncture provider

Contact your local acupuncturist and see if they have any special events specifically for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day on October 24th. Some acupuncturists, for example, will offer discounts on services. Or they may be hosting parties that are open to the public.

Either way, booking an appointment with them could be a great way to both observe Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day and support your local acupuncture practitioner. Be sure to leave a 5-star Google review of their business if you enjoy and appreciate their services!

Order your first ear acupressure kit from My Ear Seeds

Traditional Chinese Medicine encompasses acupressure, too. So if you’ve been looking for a sign to order an ear seeds kit, like the My First Ear Seeds Kit in our shop, here is that sign! While you wait for your kit to arrive (it should take less than a week for most locations within the U.S.), you can start your 30-day trial to Auriculo 360, the best ear placement “chart” to start familiarizing yourself on where to place the ear seeds for your specific condition(s).

We use “chart” in quotation marks because it’s not a chart, per se, but rather, an app featuring a 3-dimensional ear that you can rotate, zoom, expand, and more, all with the touch of a finger. It includes hundreds of research-backed points and protocols. Paired with one of our ear seeds kits, you’ll have full confidence in knowing that you’re placing the ear seeds on the right points for you.

Consider light therapy to complement acupuncture and acupressure treatments

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Light therapy has been around for thousands of years, but like ear acupressure seeds, it’s only started to become more popular in the Western world in recent years. Light therapy is a complement to acupuncture and acupressure treatments because of its natural ability to stimulate healing, alleviate pain, and promote circulation.

A 2015 study on acupuncture and light therapy by Jo & their team of researchers concluded that the combined effects of these two modalities may promote healing of pressure ulcers. In addition, we already know about acupressure’s positive effects on helping to mitigate dysmenorrhea symptoms. But studies also exist (published as recently as 2023) that suggest that light therapy on acupressure/acupuncture points in conjunction with pharmacological treatment may help to alleviate dysmenorrhea pains and discomforts as well.

The Photizo Pain Relief Unit is a professional-grade device that uses near-infrared LED light at wavelengths that are not only safe for humans, but healing too (and that some other cheaper consumer devices on the market just cannot reach).

This one has a higher price point, but consider it an early holiday gift for yourself or add it to a holiday wishlist. It also makes a great health and wellness gift for loved ones, especially older adults who may be struggling with arthritis, body aches, or other ailments of aging.

What’s next after Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day?

Less than a month after Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day is World Acupuncture Awareness Day, also celebrated by some hands-on alternative and complementary health practitioners and advocates.

So if you miss Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day, no worries — just mark your calendar for November 16th and do something special related to acupressure, acupuncture, or another integrative, alternative, or complementary medicine specialty then.

Together we can further the advancement of acupuncture and acupressure by recognizing, honoring, and celebrating the ancient paths of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).


Jo, S. E., Lee, H., Hong, S. J., & Kang, J. H. (2015). Two cases of pressure ulcer patients treated with acupuncture and light emitting diode light therapy.

Wang, H., Zhu, S., Ding, X., Deng, Y., Ma, X., Gan, J., … & Sun, A. (2023). Metabolomic study combined with the low-level light therapy of Chinese acupuncture points and combined oral contraceptives in treatment of primary dysmenorrhea: A prospective, multicenter, randomized controlled study. Heliyon, 9(3).

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