Acupuncture wins BMA approval

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 01 July 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:11
  1. Mark Silvert
  1. BMJ

    Acupuncture should become more widely available on the NHS and family doctors should be trained in some of its techniques, a BMA inquiry has concluded. The therapy has proved effective in treating back and dental pain, nausea and vomiting, and migraine, the BMA's Board of Science and Education has found after a two year study.

    Acupuncture is one of the most frequently requested of the complementary therapies. Up to five million people may have consulted a therapist specialising in complementary or alternative medicine in the past year, the report says. …

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