Acupuncture in ancient China: how important was it really?

@article{Lehmann2013AcupunctureIA,
  title={Acupuncture in ancient China: how important was it really?},
  author={Hanjo Lehmann},
  journal={Journal of integrative medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={
          45-53
        }
}
  • H. Lehmann
  • Published 2013
  • History, Medicine
  • Journal of integrative medicine
Although acupuncture theory is a fundamental part of the Huangdi Neijing, the clinical application of the needle therapy in ancient China was always a limited one. From early times there have been warnings that acupuncture might do harm. In books like Zhang Zhongjing's Shanghanlun it plays only a marginal role. Among the 400 emperors in Chinese history, acupuncture was hardly ever applied. After Xu Dachun called acupuncture a "lost tradition" in 1757, the abolition of acupuncture and… 
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