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Apart from the research-related aspects, transcontinental
teleacupuncture opens up new possibilities for interactive
education and practical training in public health. This
represents another important aspect in quality control and
quality assurance in complementary medicine.
The investigations are part of the project “Bioengineering and clinical
assessment of high-tech acupuncture: A Sino-Austrian research pilot
study,’’ supported by the Austrian Federal Ministries of Science and
Research and of Health and the Eurasia Pacific Uninet. The author is
grateful to Professor Weibo Zhang and Dr. Tao Huang, Institute of
Acupuncture and Moxibustion, China Academy of Chinese Medical
Sciences, Beijing, China; and Dr. Lu Wang and Mag. Ingrid Gaischek,
both TCM Research Center Graz, Austria; and Jan Valentini (Graz and
Beijing), for their valuable support of this project and for the excellent
cooperation. The preliminary report is also part of the initiated ‘OeNB
Jubiläumsfonds’ project 13463 and performed within the areas ‘Sus-
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