Community Acupuncture - Making Ming Vases From Buckets: A Reply to Lisa Rohleder

Peter Deadman

Community Acupuncture, or the 'acupunk' version of it described by Lisa Rohleder in 'Community Acupuncture: Making Buckets from Ming Vases' in the last issue of The Journal of Chinese Medicine, is a vigorous, inventive and pragmatic response to the dual problem of patients being unable to afford treatment and practitioners being unable to earn a living. It offers many advantages to both parties, including the healing power of community. However, pragmatic solutions do not necessarily result in best possible practice. This article discusses the strengths and possible weaknesses of the acupunk approach.

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AuthorPeter Deadman

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