September 13, 2012

Acupuncture Appears to Work. Wait, What?

Lindsay Abrams, The Atlantic

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While in China as a correspondent for the New York Times, journalist James Reston underwent an emergency appendectomy. The entire process, which he described in a 1971 feature, was unsurprisingly foreign, but more curious -- and intriguing -- was his doctor's method of relieving his post-operative pain.

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TAGGED: Alternative Medicine, Acupuncture


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