During the Middle Ages Asia had become home to some of the most advanced civilizations on Earth. These civilizations flourished while much of Western Europe was swallowed up in chaos, war, and poverty. As Europe declined, Asia excelled.
Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away.
Sir Arthur Helps
Acupuncture was first used as a medical treatment in 2700 BC by Chinese emperor Shen-Nung.