A New Interpretation of Otzi, the Iceman

Gustav N. Kristensen


China is the home of acupuncture, but the origin of this treatment method is unclear. The discovery of Ötzi is a milestone in the discussion of acupuncture and has led to a new interpretation of cause and effect. An interpretation, according to which Europe is the pioneer ahead of China. The literature distinguishes between “a form of acupuncture” and “acupuncture”. This distinction is superfluous in a historical context.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22158/se.v4n3p156


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