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Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture 

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture
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Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture
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Ian Koebner

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199315246.003.0035
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date: 29 March 2020

Acupuncture should be considered as a primary or adjunctive treatment for chronic pain. Acupuncture analgesia can be appreciated through both traditional and biomedical explanatory models. In experienced hands, acupuncture is safe and well-tolerated. Acupuncture is increasing in popularity and resources are available for guiding patients and providers who are interested in utilizing this treatment option.

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