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Journal of Integrative Medicine ›› 2016, Vol. 14 ›› Issue (1): 5-11.doi: 10.1016/S2095-4964(16)60236-4

Special Issue: Acupuncture & Moxibustion

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Dr. William Prensky: The birth of the acupuncture profession in the United States (1969-1979) — the Institute for Taoist Studies and the National Acupuncture Association

Arthur YinFan   

  1. McLean Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine PLC. Vienna, VA 22182, USA
  • Received:2015-04-27 Accepted:2015-06-24 Online:2016-01-15 Published:2016-01-15
  • Contact: Arthur Yin Fan, CMD, PhD, LAc; Tel: +1-703-499-4428; E-mail: ArthurFan@ChineseMedicineDoctor.US

Key words: Acupuncture, United States, History of medicine, Gim Shek Ju, Tin Yau So, William Prensky, School

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