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.
- 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. [↩]