Acupuncture: the search for biologic evidence with functional magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography techniques.

@article{Cho2002AcupunctureTS,
  title={Acupuncture: the search for biologic evidence with functional magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography techniques.},
  author={Zang-Hee Cho and Terrence Dale Oleson and David Alimi and Richard C. Niemtzow},
  journal={Journal of alternative and complementary medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={8 4},
  pages={
          399-401
        }
}
399 The subject of acupuncture is surrounded, in some circles, with notions of mysticism and movements of energy through meridian channels invisible to the naked eye and a nomenclature for the internal organs that perplexes many Western-trained scientists confronted with the Chinese literature. While a large number of randomized controlled trials provides growing evidence of the clinical efficacy of acupuncture for treating a variety of medical conditions (National Institutes of Health, 1997… 

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