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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 241-244

An important acupuncture demonstration in the history of legalization of acupuncture in the United States


1 American Association of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture; Board Directors of Research Institute of Chinese Medicine, San Francisco, USA
2 American Association of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture; Board Directors of Research Institute of Chinese Medicine, San Francisco; Myway Health LLC, Hu Jun Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture Clinic, Sacramento, USA

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Jun Hu
American Association of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, San Francisco, CA 94108; Research Institute of Chinese Medicine, San Francisco, CA 94108; Myway Health LLC, Sacramento, CA 95180
USA
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DOI: 10.4103/CMAC.CMAC_38_20

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This article details a public acupuncture demonstration that took place on May 9, 1972, in San Francisco, California. It was conducted by two traditional Chinese medicine doctors Pien Bae Chi (卞伯岐) and Leung Kok Yuen (梁觉玄), and was observed by 500 American medical doctors. This was an important public acupuncture demonstration in the early history of acupunccture in the United States (US). It directly promoted the passage of the first acupuncture bill by California government and had a significant impact on the legalization of acupuncture in California.


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