Margaret A.WinkerMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor
To the Editor.—I write on behalf of the
American Academy of Medical Acupuncture (AAMA) regarding the comments of Dr
Levit in the Medical News & Perspectives article on acupuncture.1 The AAMA firmly agrees that allowing nonphysician
acupuncturists who are "insufficiently trained in medicine" to treat patients
may result in patients not receiving "adequate treatment." However, we believe
that Levit may be misrepresenting important facts about the efficacy of acupuncture.
Sager MH. Efficacy of Acupuncture. JAMA. 1998;279(13):993. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-279-13-jbk0401