Acupuncture in an outpatient clinic in China: a comparison with the use of acupuncture in North America.

@article{Xu2001AcupunctureIA,
  title={Acupuncture in an outpatient clinic in China: a comparison with the use of acupuncture in North America.},
  author={Xunhai James Xu},
  journal={Southern medical journal},
  year={2001},
  volume={94 8},
  pages={813-6}
}
BACKGROUND The National Institutes of Health Consensus Panel on Acupuncture has listed as a priority the study comparing indications and patterns of use of acupuncture in different countries. METHODS I visited an outpatient acupuncture clinic in China and reviewed the clinical files. A MEDLINE search was done to compare the use of acupuncture in North America and China. RESULTS The most common disorder treated in the clinic was musculoskeletal pain. Less common indications included stroke… CONTINUE READING
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