Does acupuncture really work?

I offer this treatise from 2008:


by Harriet Hall, M.D.

BY DEFINITION, “ALTERNATIVE” MEDICINE IS MEDICINE THAT HAS NOT BEEN SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN and has not been accepted into mainstream scientific medicine.
The question I keep hearing is, “But what about acupuncture? It’s been proven to work, it’s supported by lots of good research, more and more doctors are using it,
and insurance companies even pay for it.” It’s time the acupuncture myth was punctured — preferably with an acupuncture needle. Almost everything you’ve heard about
acupuncture is wrong.

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