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that with the new legislation for TCM and acupuncture, only members of
the CTCMPAO may call themselves "acupuncturists." I have been
practicing clinical acupuncture since 1986. I studied clinical acupuncture
first at the UofT medical school with Dr. J. Richmond in 1985/86 and 1986/87,
with Anton Jayasuauria (on his visits to TO), and with other practitioners.
I conducted research into acupuncture in Dr. Pomeranz world renowned laboratory
at the UofT from 1984 through 1991. I designed and taught a course in
acupuncture at the request, and under the aegis of, the CMTO from 2009
through 2011. (And while I was an "acupuncturist" until 2012,
I am now, by definition, simply a practitioner of clinical acupuncture.
What can we say about acupuncture? That it has as much claim to authority as any system? As the Judge said, when the Texas FDA asked for an injunction against acupuncture as an experimental procedural; "To say that acupuncture is an experimental medicine is like saying, 'Chinese is an experimental language.' "
It works. Its relatively safe, risk free. Acupuncture is amazing for sinuses, allergies, insomnia. It can help with all sorts of complaints, but.. for something like a toothache, it might soothe the pain for a couple of hours, but it won't mend the tooth ...
does it work. From a western, scientific, point of view: acupuncture
needles cause the release of endorphins in the nervous system. This was demonstrated
in the mid 1970s by Prof. Bruce Pomeranz and Richard Chang of Toronto University,
and it explains (in part) how acupuncture analgesia works.
Pomeranz and Chang have done some work on the significance of different frequencies in electric acupuncture. If you wish to know more, please ask.
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