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A MAGIC NEEDLE

Wang Chen, an elevator repairman living in Beijing, never expected that a tiny tool could free him from persistent headaches for a whole year. The 26-year-old has been nagged by headaches since being diagnosed with cervical spondylosis six years ago. “I tried many types of painkillers and Western medical treatments, but they didn’t work,” Wang told Beijing Review.

When all other options were exhausted, the desperate young man turned to acupotomology, a hybrid minimally invasive procedure he had never heard of before 2018. To his surprise, his headache was soon lifted after just three sessions of acupotomology, which integrates Chinese acupuncture and Western anatomy. “I had no headaches in 2019,” Wang said.

So when the headache returned at the beginning of 2020, without hesitation, Wang

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