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Should doctors recommend acupuncture for pain?

PainSci » bibliography » Cummings et al 2018
Tags: acupuncture, scientific medicine, mind, controversy, debunkery, energy work

One article on PainSci cites Cummings 2018: Does Acupuncture Work for Pain?

PainSci notes on Cummings 2018:

I know who I think won this debate, but of course it won’t convince anyone who believes in acupuncture. So commenting on it is just “virtue signalling,” flying the Team Science flag.

Dr. David Colquhoun acerbically tweeted about this paper: “Just more manufactured doubt from quacks (as used by tobacco industry). Why does BMJ do this so often?“ Completely agree. I think the BMJ is just perpetuating what is now closer to a manufactroversy than a legit controversy.

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