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Revenge of the Woo 

 •  • by Paul Ingraham
Weekly nuggets of pain science news and insight, usually 100-300 words, with the occasional longer post. The blog is the “director’s commentary” on the core content of PainScience.com: a library of major articles and books about common painful problems and popular treatments. See the blog archives or updates for the whole site.

Dr. Steven Novella’s entertaining report on a weird paper in which some acupuncturists “grossly mischaracterize their critics and manage to completely avoid the substance of our criticism.” See also his follow-up post the next day, Another Acupuncture Meta-Analysis — Low Back Pain, summarized thusly: “1 — Acupuncture does not work. 2 — Acupuncturists refuse to admit that acupuncture does not work.”

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