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Consensus-based Clinical Case Reporting Guideline Extension: CARE for Acupuncture Protocol

Acupuncture, as part of traditional medicine, is now widely used around the world. According to a 2013 World Health Organization (WHO) report, 103 of the WHO's member countries have approved the use of acupuncture. Moreover, a 2013 survey conducted by World Federation of Acupuncture-moxibustion Societies (WFAS) showed that 183 (91%) of the 202 countries surveyed application of acupuncture. Acupuncture is available in 178 (93%) of the 192 member countries of the United Nations (UN) of which 59 (31%) have partial or full insurance coverage. Read more here.