July 3, 1989 |
In a stuffy downtown Los Angeles courtroom, an assortment of lawyers, investigators and Korean translators convened last month to begin unraveling an odd tale of intrigue and alleged corruption in the world of acupuncture. The testimony has read like a spicy thriller, replete with a clandestine rendezvous in a Koreatown restaurant, electronic bugging devices, secret code words and an envelope fattened with $15,000 in cash allegedly to bribe a state acupuncture official.
December 2, 1993 |
The moment of truth came with the realization that there were six needles protruding from the top of my head. As the tingling receded, pulling me into a kind of dreamy lethargy, I began to reflect on the road that had brought me to this time and place wherein my scalp had become something of a human pin cushion. The truth is, vanity had never been one of my major vices. I have others, to be sure. I'm late to almost everything.
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December 2, 1999 |
A relatively new imaging technique has produced the first objective evidence that acupuncture works, a team from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey reported Wednesday at a Chicago meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. The technique, called functional magnetic resonance imaging or fMRI, can image brain activity associated with pain. Dr.
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February 16, 1989
The Los Angeles district attorney's office will file a 55-count complaint Friday against a former state acupuncture examination committee member accused of accepting $800,000 in bribes, Deputy Dist. Atty. Herbert Lapin said Wednesday. The arraignment of Chae Lew, 53, of Hillsborough, was to have occurred Wednesday but was delayed until April 7 after Lapin said his office needs more time to complete its investigation. Lew was arrested Jan.
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February 1, 1990 |
Chae Woo Lew, a former state acupuncture official who pleaded no contest to accepting bribes in exchange for answers to licensing exams, was handed the maximum five-year prison term Wednesday on two bribery-related conspiracy convictions.
November 28, 1986 |
Even the most successful substance abuse programs claim success rates of only 30% to 40%. As a result, some Los Angeles residents suffering from addictions are trying a new tack: They're fighting needles with needles. Both hard-drug addictions and nicotine and caffeine addiction are being treated with the ancient Chinese healing art of acupuncture at the Turnaround Alternative Treatment Center on Skid Row.
July 4, 2005 |
Jackie Apuzzo is 16 weeks pregnant -- something she was beginning to think would never happen. Following nine years of unsuccessful efforts to have a baby, including failed in vitro fertilization, a miscarriage and a diagnosis of endometriosis, the 37-year-old social worker finally visited an acupuncturist on the advice of a friend. After two months of acupuncture treatments and a regimen of Chinese herbs, she became pregnant.
February 4, 2001 |
Acupuncture for pets--using ancient Eastern medical arts to treat cats and dogs--is one of those ideas that seems, well, peculiar. Even many of those who now are proponents of it admit they found the idea a bit odd at first. But in a culture that has emergency rooms, chemotherapy, dialysis, even insurance available for pets, it is perhaps not so surprising that acupuncture is an option for Socks and Sparky.
April 23, 1997 |
Signaling the growing acceptance of alternative medicine among American consumers, Lifeguard Health Care, an HMO headquartered in Silicon Valley, said Tuesday that it will begin offering acupuncture treatment as a benefit to its members.