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Wise caveats about Hsieh et al.’s promising acupressure evidence

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Frost H, Stewart-Brown S. Acupressure for low back pain. BMJ. 2006 Mar;332(7543):680–1. PubMed #16565098.
Tags: muscle pain, back pain, acupuncture, muscle, pain problems, spine, mind, controversy, debunkery, energy work

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This is a sensible BMJ editorial about the surprising, interesting, and promising results of Hsieh et al.’s test of acupressure for back pain. Key points:

~ Paul Ingraham

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