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Acupuncture in a rehabilitation setting: Wu visits Wuhan
  1. Kit Wu, fifth year medical student
  1. Nottingham University, UK
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This paper reports the personal experiences encountered by the author (a medical student) on an elective period at a large rehabilitation unit of Tongji Hospital in Wuhan, China. The author had the opportunity to learn the principles of traditional Chinese medicine and practise blunt needling under careful supervision. This elective experience illustrated, for the author, how acupuncture can be used alongside western medicine to restore patients to their optimum state of health.

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