Thursday, April 23, 2009
Acupuncture As Heart Disease Treatment
A World Health Organization meta-study [PDF] ran a huge survey of available literature on acupuncture. Check it out. Of the studies treating angina pectoris, the only one that didn't show favorable results for acupuncture was the one which compared acupuncture with sham acupuncture. This seems like a strong argument for a placebo effect, except that one of the studies which did show favorable results for acupuncture found valid auricular acupuncture outperforming invalid auricular acupuncture.
Posted by Giles Bowkett at 12:38 AM