Puncturing the Acupuncture Myth
By HARRIET HALL, M.D., ESKEPTIC
Added: Tue, 18 Nov 2008 00:00:00 UTC
BY DEFINITION, âALTERNATIVEâ MEDICINE CONSISTS OF TREATMENTS THAT HAVE NOT BEEN SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN and that have not been accepted into mainstream medicine. The question I keep hearing is, âBut what about acupuncture? Itâs been proven to work, itâs supported by lots of good research, more and more doctors are using it, and insurance companies even pay for it.â Itâs time the acupuncture myth was punctured — preferably with an acupuncture needle. Almost everything youâve heard about acupuncture is wrong.
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