The.merican Academy of Medical Acupuncture also lists a wide range of conditions for which acupuncture is appropriate. Korea is believed to be the first country in Asia that acupuncture spread to outside of China. 30 Within Korea there is a legend that acupuncture was developed by emperor Dan gun, though it is more likely to have been brought into Korea from a Chinese colonial prefecture in 514 AD. 30 :262-263 Acupuncture use was commonplace in Korea by the 6th century. This tends to warm the extremities, helps nutrients get to the cells and takes away waste products. However, we do know that it does have some therapeutic benefits, including pain relief and alleviation from nausea caused by chemotherapy .