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Phantom acupuncture!

Paul Ingraham ARCHIVEDMicroblog posts are archived and rarely updated. In contrast, most long-form articles on PainScience.com are updated regularly over the years.

A particularly interesting study has shown that brains can have a clear reaction to acupuncture needling… of a rubber hand? “Phantom acupuncture!” Nifty experiment. Full analysis by Dr. Steven Novella, and I’ve updated my own main acupuncture article with the citation: Does Acupuncture Work for Pain? (Hint: no more than any good placebo.)

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