J R Army Med Corps. 1998 Feb; 144(1): 24-8.
Acupuncture: does it have a place in military general practice?
Regional Medical Centre, Aldergrove Station.
Acupuncture can be learnt by doctors in a short space of time. Its mode of action is becoming increasingly understood and attempts are being made for statistical evaluation to allow for Western medical acceptance. After attending a basic course in acupuncture, the author describes his first one hundred cases. The preponderance of military patients, chronicity of the presenting complaints and the promising results obtained, illustrates the potential use of such a simple technique in military general practice.