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"Opens with a brief overview of the history of acupuncture . . . [and] an explanation of factors that have repeatedly hindered past efforts to develop a standard international nomenclature. . . . [The] proposed nomenclature is set out in 18 pages of tables and figures. Each of the 14 main meridians used in classical acupuncture is identified by its name in the Chinese phonetic alphabet (Pinyin), its Han character name, a proposed name in English, and a two-letter alphabetic code derived from the English name . . . The book concludes with a series of recommendations for the standardization of other areas of acupuncture nomenclature . . ."
A Proposed Standard International Acupuncture Nomenclature: Report of a WHO Scientific Group. Ann Intern Med. 1991;115:335. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-115-4-335_2
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