The autumn of acupuncture

Published:October 28, 2011DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejim.2011.07.017
      Clinical papers dealing with acupuncture frequently open with the assertion that the efficacy of this remedy is a generally accepted fact. Acupuncture, so it goes, is a very old treatment (and has, therefore, “passed the test of time”), is being used by millions of patients in many countries, is taught in several Western universities, and the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends it in a variety of conditions. In short, a series of circumstances at first sight capable of giving sufficient support to a cure.

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