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Acupuncture understatement

 •  • by Paul Ingraham
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Apparently “research conducted in certain countries was uniformly favorable to acupuncture” (Vickers et al). Russia and China in particular effectively do not publish any negative results about acupuncture. Incredible.

I love this ripe, juicy understatement: “Publication bias is a possible explanation.” YA THINK?!

I’ve added this reference to my acupuncture-for-pain article.