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To my good friends of the AOM profession in Pakistan,
A Pakistani acupuncturist recently confided in me how frustrating it is that there are untrained and illegitimate “physicians” practicing acupuncture in Pakistan.
I believe that many MDs in the US have just as much of a problem with doctors of Chinese medicine.
Over the past few years, I have been presenting continuing medical education (CME) lectures to MDs, nurses, and allied health care providers. Hospitals regularly provide lunchtime lectures for their doctors. I was on a circuit providing those lectures.
I had hoped to present the benefits of integrating drugs and Chinese herbal medicines which is my own practice focus. I presented numerous Chinese research studies that demonstrated how therapeutic outcomes improved, drug dosages could be lowered and side effects could be averted.
The Acupuncture Promotion Society appears to enjoy my writing style which looks at world events through our shared language of Oriental medicine. This note was published in the APS’ membership journal. This message was mostly in response to the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
AOM (Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) Day was celebrated in Lahore, Pakistan.
Soon after 9/11/01, my good friends from the Acupuncture Promotion Society of Pakistan asked me to write something for their symposium publication. This document is what was published.