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February 15, 2006

RedOrbit - Health - No Substitute for Anaesthesia, Say Experts

For those of you who don't know how Acupuncture reportedly came to America, the story goes that reporter James Reston had to have an emergency appendectomy. Reston was covering Henry Kissinger's trip in 1971 to China for the Nixon administration. After the emergency surgery, they administered Acupuncture to reduce his pain levels, to which Reston responded quite well. He then came back to the states and wrote this article proclaiming the magic of Acupuncture: Now, Let Me Tell You About My Appendectomy in Peking.

A recent interview was done with experts on the current state of "Acupuncture Anesthesia" in China, and how it's just not that popular anymore. Red Orbit article here.

Posted by Admin at February 15, 2006 12:18 PM