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Innovations in acumoxa: accupunture analgesia, scalp and ear acupuncture in the People's Republic of China

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This paper examines three 'innovations in acumoxa' (zhenjiu) that were promulgated by the Chinese government during the Maoist periods of the Great Leap Forward (1958-61) and the Cultural Revolution (1966-76): acupuncture analgesia (zhenjiu mazui), scalp acupuncture (touzhen) and ear acupuncture (erzhen). They all bear features of Chinese and Western medical practice, a characteristic which has been exploited in Chinese politics of health. On the one hand, the innovations have been promoted f...

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Institution:
"Needham Research Institute, Cambridge, UK", "University of Zurich, Switzerland"
Department:
Department of Social Anthropology
Wenner Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research More from this funder
Swiss National Foundation More from this funder
Publisher:
Pergamon Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Social Science & Medicine Journal website
Volume:
42
Issue:
3
Pages:
421-430
Publication date:
1996-02-05
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ISSN:
0277-9536
URN:
uuid:fb7665bb-55ae-48ad-a325-f468feeea0b7
Local pid:
ora:2718

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