The Scientific Group acknowledges with gratitude the valuable contributions made to its work by: Dr Hu Ximing, Vice Minister of Public Health and Director General of the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China; Dr Lu Zhijun, President, China Association of Zhenjiu, Honorary President, China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China; Dr P.F.M. Nogier, Lyon, France; and Dr Kentaro Takagi, Honorary President, Japan Society of Acupuncture, Member of the House of Councillors, Diet of Japan, Tokyo, Japan.
It also wishes to thank the following persons for their most useful contributions: Dr Steven K.H. Aung, Medical Acupuncture Consultant, University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Dr Jean Bossy, Montpellier-Nîmes Faculty of Medicine, Nîmes, France; Dr Choi Tae Sop, Department of Traditional Medicine, Academy of Traditional Korean Medicine, Pyongyang, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; Dr Cao Guoliang, Chief, Administration Office, Institute of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China; Dr Anita Cignolini, Scientific Secretary, Medical Association for Chinese Medicine in Europe, Milan, Italy; Dr Jochen Gleditsch, President, German Medical Acupuncture Association, Munich, Federal Republic of Germany; Dr Mary Jenkins, Chairperson, British Medical Acupuncture Society, Cardiff, Wales; Dr Victorino Martinez Figuereo, President, Group for the Study of Auricular Medicine and Acupuncture, Barcelona, Spain; Dr Kunihiko Matsumoto, Japan Acupoint Committee, Tokyo, Japan; Dr Alexander Meng, Vice-President, Austrian Society for Acupuncture and Auriculotherapy, Vienna, Austria; Dr Jean Niboyet, Rheumatologist and Medical Acupuncturist, Attaché des Hôpitaux, Marseille, France; Dr George Serres, Executive President, International Acupuncture Society, Paris, France; Ms Setsuko Shibata, Japan Acupoint Committee, Tokyo, Japan; Ms Megumi Shimizu, The House of Councillors, Diet of Japan, Tokyo, Japan; Dr Heino Tiik, Biomedical Research Laboratory, Tallinn, USSR; and Dr Paul U. Unschuld, Institute for the History of Medicine, Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich, Federal Republic of Germany.
Lastly, deep appreciation is expressed to the following persons for their written contributions to the work of the Scientific Group: Dr Chen Shaowu, Institute of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China; Dr Deng Liangyue, China Acupuncture and Moxibustion Association, Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China; Dr G. Gibb, Auckland, New Zealand; Dr Hoang Bao Chau, Institute of Traditional Medicine, Hanoi, Viet Nam; Dr Huang Xian-Mying, Shanghai College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai, China; Dr Liang Chujing, Acupuncture and Moxibustion Department, Guangzhou College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou, China; and Dr F. Mann, London, England.