January 11, 2005

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Acupuncture is a 2,000 year old Chinese medical practice involving 361 precise points on the body. Each exact spot "controls" some body function or organ and can be used to heal. Now the WHO is getting involved. Why? Because over time some of the pressure points have diverged. So now the three countries have agreed "standardise" acupuncture points with a total of 92 points to be standardised in two stages this year. This is part of a WHO project to formally determine all 361 points by 2006 in order to help spread Oriental medicine.

It doesn't bode well that 92 of the points differed enough that they need standardising. Maybe there are subtle differences in the nature of each country's citizens, requiring slight variations in pressure points. Maybe the pressure point areas are large enough to allow for variation. Or just maybe acupuncture isn't all its cracked up to be.

posted by Simon on 01.11.05 at 08:24 AM in the


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Sounds suspiciously like the grifters synching their game.

posted by: Jim on 01.11.05 at 09:31 PM [permalink]

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