Diagrams of the flow of spiritual energy, for example, conflicted with the West's own anatomical diagrams. It adopted a new set of ideas for acupuncture based on tapping needles into nerves. The West eventually created a belief system based on Travell trigger points that were believed to inhibit pain. They were in the same locations as China's spiritually identified acupuncture points, but under a different nomenclature.
In China, the popularity of acupuncture rebounded in when Mao Zedong took power and sought to unite China behind traditional cultural values. It was also during this time that many Eastern medical practices were consolidated under the name traditional Chinese medicine TCM. New practices were adopted in the 20th century, such as using a cluster of needles,  : electrified needles, or leaving needles inserted for up to a week.
Acupuncture became the most popular alternative medicine in the US. Politicians from the Chinese Communist Party said acupuncture was superstitious and conflicted with the party's commitment to science. In , a New York Times reporter published an article on his acupuncture experiences in China, which led to more investigation of and support for acupuncture. In , a BBC documentary Alternative Medicine filmed a patient undergoing open heart surgery allegedly under acupuncture-induced anesthesia. It was later revealed that the patient had been given a cocktail of anesthetics.
Acupuncture is most heavily practiced in China  and is popular in  the US,  Australia,  and Europe. In the US, acupuncture is increasingly as of [update] used at academic medical centers ,  and is usually offered through CAM centers or anesthesia and pain management services. There are various government and trade association regulatory bodies for acupuncture in the United Kingdom, the United States, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Japan, Canada, and in European countries and elsewhere.
The World Health Organization recommends that before being licensed or certified, an acupuncturist receive hours of specialized training if they are a physician and 2, hours for non-physicians; many governments have adopted similar standards. In China, the practice of acupuncture is regulated by the Chinese Medicine Council that was formed in by the Legislative Council.
It includes a licensing exam and registration, as well as degree courses approved by the board.
Licensing requirements vary greatly from state to state. In Japan, acupuncturists are licensed by the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare after passing an examination and graduating from a technical school or university.
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