Letter to the Editor

On “Battlefield Acupuncture: Is It Ready for Widespread Dissemination?”

Authors: Daniel G. Federman, MD

Abstract

To the Editor: You can easily call me schizophrenic. Not according to the medical definition but in the sense used by laypeople. In my article with Craig G. Gunderson, ‘‘Battlefield Acupuncture: Is it Ready for Widespread Dissemination?’’1 we conclude, after conducting a thorough literature search, ‘‘Although BFA [battlefield acupuncture] is enticing because of its simplicity and low risk, in our opinion additional well-done studies need to be performed before this practice can be endorsed widely and promulgated actively.’’ That was written by the ‘‘evidence-based me.’’

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References

1. Federman DG, Gunderson CG. Battlefield acupuncture: is it ready for widespread dissemination? South Med J 2017;110:55-57.
 
2. Holt GR. Commentary on  "Acupuncture: Is It Ready for Widespread Dissemination?". South Med J 2017;110:58.