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New York Times Article on Acupuncture

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

New York Times recently published an article titled Studying Acupuncture, One Needle at a Time.

This article reports on the ongoing debate about the efficacy of acupuncture, as studied by western medical professionals.  They are unable to conclude that there is statistical evidence  that acupuncture relieves pain.  I agree that the problem lies in the inablility to study acupuncture using current double blind study procedures.  I feel it is arrogant of us to feel that we have to sanctify all medical modalities and they must conform to our standards of research.  It is obvious that there is much modern science is yet to understand; just look back a hundred years and see where we have come in the medical field.  I don’t understand why we can’t simply accept that we don’t know the hows and whys of why acupuncture works.  Just ask the hundreds of thousands of people who have been helped by acupuncture to get rid of long-standing pain and they will tell you that they simply don’t care how or why it works, they’re just real glad that it does.