Dec. 26, 2002. 01:00 AM
Acupuncture was wrong treatment

More patients have skin disease

Dec. 24.

It is awful what has allegedly happened to these persons as a result of dirty acupuncture needles. The part that I find very difficult to understand is why one woman's gynecologist referred her for acupuncture to manage postpartum bleeding.

If this is reported correctly, there is no credible evidence to support such treatment for that indication. This woman probably should never have had the acupuncture in the first place.

Dr. Michael J. Kovacs, Faculty of Medicine University of Western Ontario London, Ont.

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