Stimulated by Kim et al 2019. Photo by Iai_man_nung on Unsplash. I have been waiting for this network meta-analysis to be published since reviewing it 18 months ago. It introduces data to support an idea that I have had in my head for some time but never thought to actually try to quantify. This paper … Continue reading Do sham devices impede real acupuncture?
Stimulated by Palma et al 2019. I cannot remember where I found this image, or to whom I should attribute it. My apologies 🙂 This is now my third blog on hot flushes, and the second one this year. Strictly speaking this paper studies climacteric symptoms, rather than simply vasomotor ones, but I’m not sure … Continue reading Hot flushes 2 2019
Inspired by Lund et al BMJ Open 2019. Photo by Ryan Moreno on Unsplash- representing waking up soaking wet as some of my patients describe... This paper hit the ground running, so to speak. I guess it must have been press released by BMJ, because it ended up on the BBC News website late on Saturday 9th March … Continue reading Hot flushes 2019
This blog was first published on 15th March 2016 on https://blogs.bmj.com/aim/ Comments on: Ee et al Ann Int Med 2016 A large rigorous trial published in a prestigious general medical journal, and the usual mantra rings out – acupuncture is no better than sham. In this case there was not a fraction of difference from a … Continue reading Acupuncture for menopausal hot flushes