THREE CONTRIBUTIONS OF CHINESE IMMIGRANTS
The Chinese started immigrating to the United States in 1849. They left
China in search of a better life. Life in China in the 1800's was very hard. There
wasn't enough food, money and the cities were overpopulated. They heard about
the United States and believed there was an opportunity to start over again. They
hoped to find jobs on the railroad or to strike gold. When they arrived in the
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American physicians and dentists have been
trained to use acupuncture and learned about its benefits.
The Chinese, like many immigrant groups, suffered difficult beginnings in
their new life in the United States. However, many of them eventually succeeded in
making a better life for themselves and their families. In addition, the Chinese are
responsible for important and lasting contributions to American life. This essay
describes three of these contributions. They are ginseng, tea and acupuncture.