Learning to look at research

Another study on the use of acupuncture was recently in the news. My source story came from Reuters, titled "Acupuncture Needling Doesn't Ease Menopausal Hot Flashes", which not so surprisingly is following previous studies showing benefits. The study used a nice large-ish sample size: 327 Australian women, and offered them 10 treatments over 8 weeks … Continue reading Learning to look at research

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“Advanced” Acupuncture? !#!?

One day a few weeks ago, my Google news alert sent me this: Advanced Acupuncture Helps Women with Chronic Pelvic Pain. Well, gee, heck yeah! Of course, acupuncture can help with chronic pelvic pain -- and irregular menstrual cycles -- and premenstrual discomfort -- and lots of other complaints! But, hey, what is this "advanced acupuncture" technique? … Continue reading “Advanced” Acupuncture? !#!?