Acupuncture no Better Against Pain than Placebo, risk of harm – 3/25/11


acupuncture.cartoon.1A new review of the reviews of studies as concluded that acupuncture is no better than placebo in pain relief, and carries the risk of harm.  There’s no body of evidence to suggest that acupuncture is effective in animals – and it’s not an ancient Chinese treatment anyway.  Bottom line?  Don’t bother;  you’re treating you, not your horse (or your dog, or your cat, or your emu, or your kangaroo, or your wombat, or your iguana…)

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