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Two articles on PainSci cite McLachlan 2010: (1) Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis(2) Therapy Babble

PainSci notes on McLachlan 2010:

In 2010, organizers of an alternative medicine conference accepted a prank submission from Dr. John C McLachlan (in the spirit of the famous Sokal hoax.) He invented a new therapy theory to justify butt reflexology and acupuncture, based on a butt homunculus. He claimed to have done studies showing that “responses are stronger and of more therapeutic value than those of auricular or conventional reflexology.”

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