Anaesthesia. 1998 Jun; 53(6): 593-5.
Acupuncture in the management of chronic pain.
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.