“Absolutely Authoritative World Map,
Shanghai Edition, The” (Juedui
quanwei shijie ditu shanghaiban),
195–97
actcm. See American College of
Traditional Chinese Medicine
actor-network theory, 22, 99, 100–101,
182, 199
acupuncture: Africa and, 38; biomedicine
and use of, 2–3, 20, 104; biomedicine
compared to, 51, 104, 159–61; in Cali-
fornia, 48–51, 209 n. 9; cfs and, 10;
China and, 4–5, 10, 39, 121–25, 129,
163–64; cupping procedure in, 122, 138,
187; described, 123, 212 n. 1; Dong family
story and, 169; Five Element Acupunc-
ture, 210–11 n. 10; gender issues and,
123–24; “get on track with the world”
and, 25; legalization of, 10, 206 n. 14;
moxa and, 121, 212 n. 1; moxibustion
and, 3, 138, 212 n. 1; sctcm and, 39, 124,
129; Shuguang Hospital and, 4–5, 121–25;
therapeutic effects of, 1; translocality
and, 164; in United States, 50–51, 104–5,
183, 209 n. 10; women practitioners and,
123–24
acupuncture anesthesia, 2–3, 104–5, 124,
212 n. 3 (chap. 3)
Africa: acupuncture and, 38; China and
relations with, 59–61, 208 n. 4; globalist
narratives and, 19, 25; healing practices
in, 73; preventive medicine in, 19, 25,
34, 38–40, 59–61, 180, 208 n. 3, 208 n. 4,
210 n. 13; racialized identity and, 25, 39,
42, 129–30, 208 n. 4; reimagined, 42;
students from, 3, 4, 42, 129; worlding in,
24–25, 34, 37–42, 59–61, 180, 210 n. 13
aftcm (American Foundation of
Traditional Chinese Medicine), xi, 7, 51,
167–68, 205 n. 9, 208–9 n. 8
ai herb burning (moxibustion), 3, 138,
212 n. 1
American College of Traditional Chinese
Medicine (actcm): authentic tradi-
tional Chinese medicine and, 193;
community clinic at, 186–88; conver-
sational pedagogy in, xi; curriculum
for, 188; gender issues and, 148; herbal
medicine and, 186, 188–89; history of,
185–86, 208 n. 7; students in, 82, 181, 188
American Foundation of Traditional
Chinese Medicine (aftcm), xi, 7, 51,
167–68, 205 n. 9, 208–9 n. 8
Anagnost, Ann, 39
Andrews, Bridie, 11, 12, 123, 206 n. 16, 211
n. 18
anthropology: medical, 6, 15–19, 68, 200,
206 n. 19; multi-sited ethnographies
and, 1–2, 8, 205 n. 11; reimagining,
200–201
i n d e x
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