More cupping study not actually needed

Paul Ingraham

Dr. Steven Novella:

New systematic review finds no evidence cupping is helpful for athletes, but then they recommend more research. No, we don’t need more research to know that a silly pre-scientific superstition-based treatment is not effective medicine.

All too often “more study needed” means “no one has yet tortured the data hard enough to get it to confess to what we want.”

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