Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture

Acupuncture proven to work – says World Health Organisation

»Posted by on Mar 9, 2018 in Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture

People are often concerned about the evidence for alternative health treatments, like acupuncture.  If there isn’t a long list of randomised controlled trials showing how effective a treatment is, they doubt its validity. I understand these concerns and could not practice acupuncture if I didn’t feel confident about the research and evidence base behind it! The problem with RCTs Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) are well suited to drug research, where you can give the medication to one group of participants, and a placebo pill or different drug to another.  The groups can be double blind too, where neither the participants or researchers know who is taking what. However, RCTs are not well suited to assessing other forms of treatment.  With alternative...

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