Buy options. A meta-analysis found that acupuncture for chronic low back pain was cost-effective as a complement to standard care, but not as a substitute for standard care except in cases where comorbid depression presented. Weina P ed.
Ronald F. Unusual Presentations of Schizophrenia. Acupuncture in Medicine Systematic review.
Pocket Atlas of Chinese Medicine. Inseveral Korean and Chinese citizens were appointed to re-organize medical education in Japan and they incorporated acupuncture as part of that system. Infection is caused by a lack of sterilization, but at that time it was believed to be caused by use of the wrong needle, or needling in the wrong place, or at the wrong time.
Politicians from the Chinese Communist Party said acupuncture was superstitious and conflicted with the party's commitment to science. Wikiquote has quotations related to: Traditional Chinese medicine. A systematic review suggested that acupuncture is more than a placebo for commonly occurring chronic pain conditions, but the authors acknowledged that it is still unknown if the overall benefit is clinically meaningful or cost-effective.