Do sham devices impede real acupuncture?

Stimulated by Kim et al 2019.[1] 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?

Acupuncture for menopausal hot flushes

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 โ€“ 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