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Tuesday, May 12, 2009


This one tripped off my irony meter.

Sham acupuncture works as well as real* acupuncture:

* - as in, sham.

1 comment:

  1. That study has been done a few times over the years and keeps coming up with the same basic results. Like most other SCAM treatments (supplements, complimentary and alternative medicine), it comes down to placebo (which can have a real effect at mitigating the pain someone is feeling, but it doesn't do anything for the underlying problem).