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San Diego Study: Acupuncture Effective For Pain Management In Children After Tonsillectomy

Perhaps in the mid 1970's James Reston, an editorial columnist for the New York Times, was visiting China when he was disabled by appendicitis. Surgery occurred in China. In order to relieve the pain of open surgery, acupuncture was used to block the pain. Reston was conscious during the surgery and reported the experience when he returned to the US, The American Medical Association was outraged and claimed that he was hypnotized. The great shame of this is that thousands of years of Chinese medical experience is not even recognized by Western medicine. Instead of learning from the Chinese the Western Physicians, trained in diagnosis and treatment rather than cause and effect, rely on the drug companies for their information and treatments.

December 9, 2013 at 1 p.m. ( | suggest removal )