Latest Regulation of acupuncture Stories

2008-08-11 03:00:15

By Olson, Scott A new law that went into effect July 1 says patients no longer need a physician referral before receiving acupuncture treatments. The upshot for a profession that only became legal in the state within the past 10 years is that acupuncturists should benefit from a boost in business. Competition is expected to increase as well, as the favorable conditions could prompt more of them to seek licenses in Indiana. The referral requirement has been a thorn in the side of the...

2008-07-31 00:00:19

I Write in connection with your interesting piece in the Echo entitled 'Doctors warn: Licence to heal is only natural' (July 8). I think the phrase "county doctors are calling for alternative therapies to be regulated to ensure patients are not injured or conned" could easily be misleading as it implies that all alternative therapies are not well regulated, which is not true. Secondly, it implies that the healthcare professionals in this sector are either dangerous or dishonest, which is...

2008-07-22 00:00:15

With regard to the article "Doctors warn: Licence to heal is only natural" (July 8), there is no doubt that every measure possible should be taken to ensure patients being treated by complementary therapies are not injured or conned. However, I would like to think the Lincoln branch of the British Medical Association is aware of the significant amount of work that has already taken place with regard to statutory regulation of acupuncture and herbal medicine, which will allow the therapists...

2008-07-11 15:00:39

STUDENTS WILL soon be able to gain a Bachelor of Health Science in acupuncture - which meets internationally recognised qualification standards - when the New Zealand School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine commences its four-year degree course in February 2009 at its Wellington and Auckland campuses. The school is the only tertiary education organisation in New Zealand authorised to deliver a bachelor's degree in acupuncture. It is a member of the New Zealand Association...

2008-06-24 09:01:45

By DOMINIC LAWSON It's hard to grade nonsense on a scale, but of all forms of medical quackery, psychic surgery must be judged one of the least scrupulous. You might recall the odd television expose of its practitioners - so-called 'surgeons' who appear to be operating on patients with their bare hands, and who seem to be able to remove allegedly diseased tissue without making any incisions. Despite being exposed as hoaxers, 'psychic surgeons' continue to cast their spell over the...

2006-03-02 06:17:39

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - Acupuncture, one of the most popular complementary treatments, works as well as standard drugs for migraines, German researchers said on Thursday. They compared the effects of real and fake acupuncture with drug treatments for migraine and found all equally effective. "The main finding is that Chinese acupuncture is as effective as drug treatment for the prophylaxis of migraine," said Hans-Christoph Diener, a neurologist at the University of...

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