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post #3 of (permalink) Old 08-30-2010, 10:56 PM
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I posted about EFT, which is based on acupuncture, in a couple of other threads. I just wanted to post here that acupuncture has not been shown to be more efficacious than placebo treatments.

There's a reason why acupuncturists don't like sham-controlled studies. If you review them, you'll see that the preponderance of evidence from such studies shows that (1) it doesn't matter where acupuncturists stick the needles, and the effect is the same no matter where they are stuck; and (2) acupuncture produces no effects greater than placebo. That's because it is a placebo. It's an elaborate placebo, and the relaxation and attention given patients is the only real "healing" going on.

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