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So What if Doctors Ignore Acupuncture?

March 15, 1992

In your March 3 article "Getting to the Point," you discuss medical doctors' attitudes about acupuncture. You state that they have generally viewed acupuncture with suspicion, and that some doctors view it as a harmless ritual.

I have had hundreds of acupuncture treatments from various practitioners. I have studied traditional Oriental medicine for the last 20 years. Who cares what the doctors think? Most doctors I know are ignorant of Oriental medicine. They can't answer a simple question based on Page 1 of the most elementary text. Their opinions are worthless. The fact that medical doctors with almost no knowledge of Oriental medicine offer any opinions whatever about it is a testimony to their arrogance as well as their ignorance.

JERROLD COHEN

Garden Grove

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