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Does the medical establishment approve of acupuncture?

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Yes. There are about 28,000 licensed acupuncturists in the U.S. The FDA also sees acupuncture needles as medical devices.

From: Acupuncture for Arthritis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ''An Introduction to Acupuncture.''

Arthritis Today: ''Acupuncture Gets Respect.''

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ''Rheumatoid Arthritis and Complementary and Alternative Medicine.''

The Arthritis Foundation: ''Alternative Therapies.''

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on June 19, 2019

SOURCES:

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ''An Introduction to Acupuncture.''

Arthritis Today: ''Acupuncture Gets Respect.''

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ''Rheumatoid Arthritis and Complementary and Alternative Medicine.''

The Arthritis Foundation: ''Alternative Therapies.''

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on June 19, 2019

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