I hope everyone is following the discussion over at the Atlantic. ... Read More about The Atlantic, debate on Alternative Medicine
Here is another letter in rebuttal to the articles in the Economist. I would also direct you to my previous post about believing in treatments that don't work, but they make sense, dammit!SIR – I have for years used acupuncture with good results, particularly in cases that have not responded to ... Read More about The Economist, "Think Yourself Better"
Here is the link from a recent article from the Economist about Alternative Medicine. It takes a hostile attitude towards alternative medicine, of all varieties, decries the money patients will spend on it, and then chalks it all up to placebo. Sigh. The article doesn't differentiate between ... Read More about Alternative Medicine Article from the Economist
I must be the opposite of ADD. I've been deeply involved with some research issues, which I hope to blog about in the near future, and finally poked my head up to realize that I have sorely neglected my blog. I hope to post in the next few days on what I've been up to in the research arena, ... Read More about The Triumph of New-Age Medicine
I bring this study to your attention for a few reasons.1. I really like studies that get down to the real nitty gritty of the mechanisms behind acupuncture and what is really happening on a tissue level. To actually ask the question of whether manual and electro acupuncture use the same receptor ... Read More about Involvement of the mechanoreceptors in the sensory mechanisms of manual and electrical acupuncture.