| ||Acupuncture: The History of Acupuncture in the West||
China is a poor nation without enough resources and trained manpower to research and develop acupuncture adequately. Until fairly recently few useful statistics were available from the acupuncture clinics in China, and most of the research into the basic mechanism of acupuncture had come from Western research institutes. Within this context it is probable that many of the major advances in acupuncture will come from the West rather than from the East.
(Excerpted from Acupuncture-Its Place in Western Medical Science)