introduction: in Wikipedia English website about "acupuncture" explanation page, acupuncture in the first paragraph is defined as "pseudo science" (pseudoscience). It is pointed out that "the theory and practice of traditional Chinese medicine are not based on scientific knowledge, while acupuncture is a pseudoscience".
recently, Wikipedia site in the scope of classification will belong to the acupuncture "pseudoscience" the news caused concern, many practitioners from around the world and had received acupuncture treatment for people to sign on the site, asked Wikipedia to make corrections.
responsible for the operation of the Wikimedia Foundation Wikipedia communications manager Samantha · lane this morning in an interview with France late reporters responded that Wikipedia will not write, edit and control of Wikipedia, all the contents are decided by the volunteers from around the world contribute to the website editor. She said that will continue to follow up, and soon provide further information.
: "this reporter connection petition author is completely anti acupuncture propaganda"
"Legal Evening News" (WeChat ID:fzwb_52165216) reporter noted that in the Wikipedia English website about the "acupuncture" explanation page, acupuncture in the first paragraph is defined as "pseudo science" (pseudoscience). It is pointed out that "the theory and practice of traditional Chinese medicine are not based on scientific knowledge, while acupuncture is a pseudoscience".
Change.org petition screenshot
the petition was launched by the acupuncture foundation, which aims to correct the Wikipedia’s introduction page of the acupuncture and moxibustion with the medical and scientific consensus. Petition posted on petition website Change.org. There are more than 2500 signatures on the petition page, which represents a protest against Wikipedia. The main sponsor of the petition of Mel · science Manchester is an acupuncturist, operating a clinic in Leicester. She told France late reporters that they wanted to collect 10 thousand signatures.
"it’s all about acupuncture, and Wikipedia doesn’t show evidence." Kopelman told reporters that Wikipedia’s references are using only a single evaluation of an anti acupuncture skeptic from 2006, ignoring a lot of research demonstrating the physical basis of acupuncture analgesia.
provides evidence for acupuncture by Wikipedia name "forbidden" for a week
Kopelman said that acupuncture on the page by the editors of Wikipedia under control, they are not allowed to add anything to prove the scientific nature of acupuncture articles. ;