My favourite part about acupuncture is how it was already considered discredited quackery in pre-modern China, and was only revived by Mao Zedong in the 20th century to foster anti-Western sentiment.1

Mao, incidentally, had his own team of doctors, trained in actual science medicine, to treat his health problems. Just, yanno. In case you were wondering.

  1. Not to mention the whole idea that actual science medicine is somehow inherently “Western” is, yanno. Pretty fucking racist? Particularly given I really only hear white people call it “Western medicine” as opposed to, like, “medicine”. So yeah. There’s that. []