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Acupuncture Analgesia: A Six-Factor Theory

  • John F. Chaves
  • Theodore Xenophon Barber


During recent years, physicians from the United States, Canada, and England have visited China and have observed the successful use of acupuncture to relieve surgical pain (Brown, 1972; Capperauld, 1972; Capperauld, Cooper and Saltoun, 1972; Dimond, 1971; Hamilton, Brown, Hollington and Rutherford, 1972; Jain, 1972a, 1972b; Shute, 1972; Tkach, 1972). These eyewitness accounts have produced widespread interest in acupuncture analgesia as indicated by many discussions in the popular press and also by a series of papers in medical journals (Chisholm, 1972; Liu, 1972; Mann, 1972; Matsumoto, 1972; Taub, 1972; Toyama and Nishizawa, 1972).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • John F. Chaves
    • 1
  • Theodore Xenophon Barber
    • 1
  1. 1.Medfield Foundation and Medfield State HospitalMedfieldUSA

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