"Point detection"

A number of machines have come on the market which purport to detect acupuncture points electrically. Most depend on the theory that acupuncture points are areas of reduced skin resistance, and they usually have a neutral electrode plus a searching electrode ending in a blunt point. The weakness of nearly all these machines is that …

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Surface Anatomy

Spine of T3 is opposite root of scapular spine. Spine of T7 is opposite inferior angle of scapula. 8th rib is just below inferior angle of scapula. Spine of T12 is opposite midpoint of line drawn from inferior angle of scapula to the iliac crest Line joining posterior superior iliac spines passes through S2 spine. …

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Complications of acupuncture

Although acupuncture is generally safe, various complications have been reported, including several deaths. The following list is not intended to be exhaustive but will give an idea of what to look out for. Infection This is so rare as to be almost unknown. The main exception concerns the use of semi-permanent needles in the ear. …

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Chile – Mestizo Food

Today, social classes in Chile are based on wealth, not on ancestry. But most members of the small, rich upper class are of European descent. Indian and Spanish descent is called `Mestizos’. They make up most of the middle class and about 75% of Chile’s population. The lower class consists of mainly poor mestizos and …

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