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Anaesthesia. 1998 Jun;53(6):593-5.

Acupuncture in the management of chronic pain.

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Norfolk Hospital Health Care NHS Trust, Norwich, UK.


This article reports the results of a survey of acupuncture practice in chronic pain clinics in the United Kingdom. The survey reveals that acupuncture is widely used in the treatment of chronic pain with 84% of those responding stating that is was available at their clinics. The majority of practitioners had attended a course at one of the 'acupuncture schools' but in about one fifth of the clinics the practitioner had not received any formal training.

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