[Acupuncture for the treatment of drug addiction].

@article{Cui2008AcupunctureFT,
  title={[Acupuncture for the treatment of drug addiction].},
  author={Cai-lian Cui and L Wu and Fei Luo and Ji-sheng Han},
  journal={Sheng li ke xue jin zhan [Progress in physiology]},
  year={2008},
  volume={39 4},
  pages={325-30}
}
Over the last three decades there has been an increasing interest in acupuncture treatment of substance abuse around the world. Three important steps can be identified in this field. Dr. H. L. Wen of Hong Kong was the first (1973) to report that acupuncture at 4 body points and 2 ear points combined with electrical stimulation can relieve opiate withdrawal signs in the addicts. The second major step was made by Dr. M. Smith in New York, the head of the National Acupuncture Detoxification… CONTINUE READING
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