Wednesday, December 17, 2008

When a mainstream medical journal has the courage to call out pseudoscience

---it’s a rare and beautiful thing. Most journals are too PC to tackle it, choosing to be neutral or, in many cases promotional. So here’s a tip of the RW hat to the “Green Journal” for their recent review of acupuncture, concluding with:

So, after 3 decades of intensive research, is the end of acupuncture nigh? Given its many supporters, acupuncture is bound to survive the current wave of negative evidence, as it has survived previous threats. What has changed, however, is that, for the first time in its long history, acupuncture has been submitted to rigorous science—and conclusively failed the test.

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