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A Review of the Evidence for the Existence of Acupuncture Points and Meridians

@inproceedings{Ramey2000ARO,
  title={A Review of the Evidence for the Existence of Acupuncture Points and Meridians},
  author={D. W. Ramey},
  year={2000}
}
According to Chinese tradition, acupuncture points are specifically chosen sites associated with the manipulation of a “vital force” referred to as qi. Under such tradition, acupuncture needles are placed in accordance with certain theories (yin-yang, five phases, etc.) according to the training and experience of the practitioner. Acupuncture points may reportedly also be used for diagnostic purposes. The term acupuncture is used in this paper to connote the insertion of dry needles into the… 

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