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io-Energetic Medicine
Scientific Evidence in Support of Acupuncture and Meridian Theory:
I. Introduction

© Professor Julia J. Tsuei MD, FACOG

The author would like to thank the many friends and colleagues at the National Yang-Ming University Graduate Institute of Traditional Medicine, the John A. Burns School of Medicine (University of Hawaii), and the Foundations for East-West Medicine, Taipei and Honolulu, for their cooperation, support, and enthusiasm. Christopher Chalfant helped in editing the article series. Partial financial support for the research discussed in these articles was provided by the Foundation for East-West Medicine, Taipei, and the National Science Council of the Republic of China (NSC 82-0412-B010-M01).


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11. Voll R: Twenty years of electroacupuncture diagnosis in Germany: a progressive report. Am J Acupunct 3:7-17, 1975.
12. Tsuei JJ, Lam Jr. F, Zhao Z: Studies in Bioenergetic Correlations--Bioenergetic Regulatory Measurement Instruments and Devices. Am J Acupunct 16:345-9, 1988.
13. Voll R: The phenomenon of medicine testing in elecroacupuncture according to Voll. Am J Acupunct 8:97-104, 1980.
14. Lam F, Jr, Tsuei JJ, Zhao Z: Studies on the bioenergetic measurement of acupuncture points for determination of correct dosage of allopathic or homeopathic medicine in the treatment of diabetes mellitus. Am J Acupunct 18:127-33, 1990.
15. Baker DW: An introduction to the theory and practice of German electroacupuncture and accompanying medications. Am J Acupunct 12:327-332, 1984.
16. Tsuei JJ, Lehman CW, Lam F, Jr, Zhu D: A food allergy study utilizing the EAV acupuncture technique. Am J Acupunct 12:105-16, 1984.
17. Tsuei JJ, Chun C, Lu CY: Study of pesticide residues in the bodies of workers at a chemical factory by bioenergetic measurements. R.O.C. National Science Council Reports, Mar. 1989.
18. Wang XT: An Illustrated History of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Chinese Medical Press, Beijing, 1987, pg 21.
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