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10 AHnnm T1MK, Thun^ Moy 23, 1974 Westerners Begin Acupuncture Study\ EDITOR'S NOTE -- This is statistical the first of three articles on the growth of acupuncture treatment and research in the United States. research (AP Wirephoto) ELECTRICAL ACUPUNCTURE DEMONSTRATED ... Dr. YOO-IU Lee of Washington, D.C., sends electrical impulses through acupuncture needles. There is no agreement whether acupuncture hurts when the needles are twirled or stimulated electrically. For 'Prayer And Reflection' Priest Who Defended Nixon Called To Boston WASHINGTON (AP) -- Close to noon on a recent Wednesday, 40 men and women, most said to have appointment!;, sat in a large, cheerful room waiting tor acupuncture treatments for variety of ailments. They were patients in a clinic that says it treats 100 to 150 persons daily, six days a week, charging $25 for each acupunc ture treatment. That's a gross income of about $1 million a year. A few were in wheel chairs or on crutches. They had come in hopes of relief from the pain of arthritis, of curing or reducing nerve deafness, oi successfully treating dreaded neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis, all from the ancient Chinese art of acupunc lure. Some parents brought children for treatment of cerebral palsy, autism, and minimal brain dysfunction that "regular" medical treatment had not helped. This and other clinics around the country say they can help 40 to 60 per cent of people with various health burdens. But the claims are not supported by analyses, or the that satisfies the standards of Western medicine. MEDICAL CONTROVERSY The people in the waiting room, and a dozen or. more lying on beds in curtained cubicles receiving treatment from a bevy of acupuncturists employed by the clinic, are in the middle of one of the murkiest medical controversies of recent times. Does the_ insertion of fine needles into specific sites of the body really work? For what purposes? How? Is it a potential new adjunct to Western medicine, or sometimes charlatanism? Can it truly be beneficial in such aCXctions as nerve deafness, multiple schlerosis, high blood pressure and asthma? Answers to these questions are being research at sought dozens through of U.S. medical institutions. Even the Chinese, who have used acupuncture for centuries" as a mainstay of their medicine, are doing similar research. There is general agreemenl that acupuncture can relieve pain. But there is also agreement that no one knows how acupuncture works to relieve or possibly produce other pain, or benefits. acupuncture as Â» pain reliever n some cases of arthritis, neuralgia and other conditions is shredded by new questions. For how long is the pain relieved, ! or what percentage of patients, n what Conditions? Was it acu puncture that did it, or were there strong elements ef suggestion, hypnosis or teilh healing involved? PAIN RELIEF REPORTED In personal testimony, many sincere people report relief ol their pain. A physician allergic to novocaine says he has pain- free dentistry under acupuncture, with no subsequent swelling in his Jaw. To a large body of Western medical opinion, acupuncture for other than pain relief is poppycock, nonsense, a cruel hoax. Such claims are "absurd." says Sir John Eccles winner of a Nobel Prize for contributions to understanding how the human brain functions The U.S. government's Na practiced in most states only in esearch settings, or by licens- d medical doctors. But there re underground clinics, and ehemcnt p r o t e s t s from patients w h e n acupuncture real men t has been prohibited Because of law. Struck By Car EL DORADO. Ark. (AP) -Clifford I. Smackover killed early today while walk ing along Arkansas 7 about two Fowler, 17, o was struck and The fabric of agreement on miles north of El Dorado. onal Institutes of Health takes Acupunture burst into Ameri- ie approach thai only careful, can consciousness after the TOrough research will deter- ine acupuncture's medical alue. By law, acupuncture can be v thaw in American-Chinese rela. lion* began three years ago.. American visitiors were impressed with operations performed under acupuncture, with patients almost never showing any signs of pain or discomfort. The application to prevent pain in surgery was a, logical extension of Chinese use. to overcome pain from disease conditions. T VOTE Democratic Primary MAY 28 OS1MEYER COUNTY JUDGE MANY THINGS NEID TO gC DONC MraPMLY. FOR INSTANCE: OM f thÂ» primary Â«Â·Â« Â«Â·Â« Â«f IM CMfity JutfC* Experience In Management and Personnel Judjt -if eteettd. I will Â«* County Pol. Ad Paid For By Gus Ostmeyer Wash. County BOSTON (AP) -- The Rev. John McLaughlin. the Jesuit priest and presidential aide who recently defended President Nixon's use of profanity, has been called to Boston by his religious superior for "prayer and reflection." The Rev. Richard T. Clcary, provincial of the Jesuit Fathers of New England, said Wednesday there was a possibility Father McLaughlin c o u l d be asked to leave his White House post, or be dismissed from the order, which would not necessarily affect his status as a priest. Father Cleary, who noted Father McLaughlin was living in the Watergate apartments in Washington, questioned whether the priest was living up to his vows of poverty and obedience. Father McLaughlin recently spoke out in defense of Nixon, saying he was a great moral leader and that his use of curse words was a necessary release 4-H Club News echanism. NOT FOR CHURCH Father Cleary, asked if he iuld agree with Father cLaughlin's defense of pro- nity. said, "I would be stand- g up against Moses if I did . 'Thou Shalt not take the me of thy Ixrd and God in a i n ' - . . ." He said F a t h e r cLaughlin was not speaking r the church. Father, Clcary also said he d no record of Father cLaughlin being given per- isston to live in the exclusive alergate apartmenls. 'Speakng for myself, 1 ould not live there." he said, ding that Jesuits usually are quired to live in Jesuit com- jnities. "I will be asking him to take brief lime away for prayer xmt his situation and reflec- in with me," Father Cleary id, adding he was asking Faer McLaughlin to come to oston as "soon as he can get me to do it." Father Cleary said, "I do not iiiniKwruMiiiniiiiiraiiiimttiiHii WYMAN There were eight members present at the May meeting. The upcoming dress revue, election of county council officers and club officers' training workshop were discussed. Cathy Fredrick gave progress report on sewing, and Patricia Pierce reported on the barbecue and the dairy recipe cook-off. Refreshments were served by Robin Chism and Cathy Fredrick. Robin Chism Student Loan Probs SAN' ANTONIO, Tex. (AP) -A federal official says evidence is being gathered "to determine whether fraud or unlawful action under fair trade laws has occurred" in federally insurec student loan programs. . Gene Miller of the Depart ment of Health. Education an Welfare regional office in Dallas said his office has evidence some educational institutions misrepresented loans, telling students the loans were grants, Killed In Robbery LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- An attempted robbery of a liquor store Wednesday night endet when Little Rock police shot and killed one man. Another would-be robber fled the scene while exchanging gunfire w i t h officers. Officers said Rock Terry Perkins, 22, of Little Rock wa killed by a plainclothes detec live staked out inside the back room of the liquor store. intend to hurt him ... I am no 1 saying he is not in good stand ing as a Jesuit priest." He said no actual permission had been given for McLaughlin to work in the White House, al though he said some encour agement was given. "I understood it as research writing and special assign mehts for the President," Fa ther Cleary said. "He has made recent statements on his own It is my understanding this is not what he was originally hired for ..." FEW PROTESTS In Chicago, McLaughlin, told of Father deary's statements, said he did not intend to speak for the church. He said he had conducted a survey of 9 of the 10 Jesuit provinces in the United States and said he found only 36 letters and 6 telephone calls inquiring about his actions or protesting them. 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