A Proposed Standard International Acupuncture Nomenclature: Report of a WHO Scientific Group
(1991; 36 pages)
Table of Contents
View the documentWHO Scientific Group on International Acupuncture Nomenclature
View the document1. Introduction
Open this folder and view contents2. Background
Open this folder and view contents3. Proposed standard international acupuncture nomenclature
Close this folder4. Recommendations for further action by WHO in the field of acupuncture
View the document4.1 Dissemination of the proposed standard international acupuncture nomenclature
View the document4.2 Further standardization of nomenclature
View the document4.3 Regulation by health authorities
View the document4.4 Basic training
View the document4.5 Safety
View the document4.6 Indications and contraindications
View the document4.7 Acupuncture equipment
View the document4.8 Education of the public
View the document4.9 Clinical and basic research
View the documentAcknowledgements
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4.8 Education of the public

Recently, a European country witnessed a sharp but temporary reduction in acupuncture consultations, following reports in the press that contaminated acupuncture needles could transmit infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). There is a need to inform the public in a responsible way about acupuncture, as indeed about any aspect of health care, so as to avoid creating unnecessary fear or anxiety. Education of the public (and of journalists) is as important as the professional education of acupuncture practitioners.

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