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  1. Kwokming Cheng
  1. Correspondence to Dr Kwokming Cheng, North East Medical Services, 128 N Mayfair Ave, Daly City, CA 94015, USA; kjcheng{at}

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The omission in my recent paper1 of other aspects of Dr Gunn’s2 model for myofascial pain of radiculopathic origin is not meant to be a refutation, rather it is only for the sake of brevity. As a matter of fact, the term “intramuscular stimulation” used numerous times in the paper is borrowed from Dr Gunn, one of the first people to put forward a scientific neuroanatomical model for the mechanism of acupuncture treatment of myofascial pain. Dr Gunn’s comments and elaboration of his model of intramuscular stimulation are much appreciated.


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