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Lack of regs a sticking point for acupuncturists, who hope the Legislature will adopt a bill. Wyoming has become a sort of haven for acupuncturists who have lost their licenses in other states,

J Acupunct Meridian Stud. 2016 Dec;9(6):330-334. doi: 10.1016/j.jams.2016.09.020. Epub 2016 Oct 4. Raptor Acupuncture for Treating Chronic Degenerative Joint Disease. Not a new kind of acupuncture, bird abuse.

The Use of Hijama (Wet Cupping) in Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Efficacious or Perilous?. "Despite the increasing popularity, scholars have conducted very little research on Hijama, and assessment of the results shows that this research is either controversial or carries a high risk of bias, thereby hinting at a certain degree of uncertainty."

J Acupunct Meridian Stud. 2016 Dec;9(6):325-329. doi: 10.1016/j.jams.2016.09.005. Epub 2016 Sep 17. Acupuncture in the Management of Intraoperative Nausea and Vomiting.. And the useless anecdotes keep on coming.

J Acupunct Meridian Stud. 2016 Dec;9(6):319-321. doi: 10.1016/j.jams.2015.11.039. Epub 2015 Dec 17. Acupuncture Treatment of a Metatarsus Proximal End Fracture: A Case Report. "This interesting case of metatarsus proximal end fracture shows that some acupoints may be visible during the progress of the disease. We used these acupoints in acupuncture treatment. Pain and edema were rapidly relieved, which may be attributable to the recovery of the lymphatic system in the affected area via acupuncture treatment."

J Acupunct Meridian Stud. 2016 Dec;9(6):290-296. doi: 10.1016/j.jams.2016.06.004. Epub 2016 Sep 15. Anatomical Features of the Interscapular Area Where Wet Cupping Therapy Is Done and Its Possible Relation to Acupuncture Meridians. "These features indicate that the interscapular application of WCT not only discharges waste materials through a shifting of blood to the site after application of a traction force but also invigorates the body's metabolism, increases immunity, and regulates blood biochemistry, which are desired therapeutic effects of WCT."

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