The today's discussion subject in our service was acupuncture anesthesia in major general surgery patients. In Chile is it is a very unknown technique but I know there are severel countries in wich it's a daily use.The main arguments (from our anesthesists) against it were it is un-scientific, un-reproductible, and without an undestandable basis( ??). Perhaps our eastern members don't think so. Is there someone with a practical experience enough for expressing some reasonable criteria about it or for recommending some papers to read? What are the feeling of the remainder members who as I, don't have any experience with it?