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ACUPUNCTURE: DON’T MISS THE POINT

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For many doctors, the term “evidence based medicine” smacks of self-righteousness, for others, the present writer included, there is concern about its misuse by politicians and others who hold the purse strings. Whatever your perspective, do read Sung’s leading article on acupuncture. Evidence based medicine it is not—and he tells us why. Yet it does seem to me inherently unlikely that this treatment would have been around for 2,500 years if it was just quackery. China 1: EBM 0.

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