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NEW DELHI, INDIA, April 2, 2001: Claiming that the roots of Chinese Acupuncture are found in the science of Indian Ayurveda, Dr. B.K. Joshi from Haldwani is backing up the claim by research on the "Sushrut Samhita," an ancient treatise. This research has revealed a definite correlation between the "Marmas" which are vital energy points in the body and the same points of reference in acupuncture. Dr. Joshi and two of his colleagues believe that the reason the comparison between the sciences was never discovered before now was because the translation from Sanskit was lost. The trio are publishing their findings and see their discovery as beneficial to the science of Ayurveda. The famed 4,000-year-old "Ice Man" discovered on a European mountain several years ago was found to have tatoo marks upon several of the common acupunture points. Acupuncture, which is popular in China today, seems to have ancient origins.