In the world of acupuncture, Dr. Helene Langevin is such a celebrity that even the Chinese have taken notice of her quest to understand exactly how the ancient healing art works.
(Photo by Jordan Silverman)
Lying on a beige table in the stark orthopedics lab at the University of Vermont College of Medicine in Burlington, subject after subject endures the insertion of hair-thin acupuncture needles mid-thigh and just below the knee, while five researchers monitor a body of machinery: ultrasound scanner, torque sensor, electrocardiograph, and laptop, on which the volunteers rate the needling sensations. All ... (Full article: 955 words)
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