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An audit of self-acupuncture in primary care
  1. Nigel Fagan, general practitioner1,
  2. Paul Staten, general practitioner2
  1. 1
    Milton Keynes, UK
  2. 2
    Milton Keynes, UK
  1. nigel.fagan{at}, paul.staten{at}


This paper presents early experiences with self-acupuncture (i.e. patients treating themselves with acupuncture), in a medium sized, mainly urban, General Practice. It has been useful in allowing greater access to acupuncture in this setting. Fifteen conditions were treated; the majority of which were musculoskeletal. Ten out of fifteen reported their treatment to be successful. No adverse events were reported by any of the patients.

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