Sean King

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Why is Alternative Medicine Alternative At All?

A sham form of acupuncture using toothpicks that don’t penetrate the skin works as well as traditional needle acupuncture for relieving back pain, researchers report in the May 11 Archives of Internal Medicine. Both procedures outperformed non-acupuncture alternatives, such as medication alone.

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