Acupuncture What is acupuncture? Chinese Acupuncture is four and five thousand years old. It is the insertion of needles just under the skin.
Both assert a general consensus covering all conditions, yet neither meets the burden of evidence, and can only show the existence of a significant view which nobody ever doubted.
Far from being generally discredited as skeptics tend to assume from within the bubble of the skeptical blogosphere?
For more, see my comments at Arbcom diff responding to Kww, and at WP: AE diff 1 ; diff 2. No hard feelings toward Acupuncture 22 editor, of course; apart from this misreading of the literature, they're both highly clueful and I hope it's obvious that I raise the issue for its own sake, not to be vexatious.
First, the claim that it does relieve pain or nausea would require a strong consensus, as it's a remarkable claim and there is no consensus as to exactly how it could do either of those things. NCCAM's reliablity is in question, and many of the other supporting studies come from China, where there is certainly a political pressure to find positive results.
The bias of Chinese studies is also supported by reliable sources.
Well, as I said, the language-barrier might be a quite restrictive one; the study was carried out, thanks to the help of a Chinese research assistant. The scientific literature will discuss the consensus, that's not something we need to speculate. If we have two reviews of comparable quality good methodology, good journaland one finds evidence for nausea and another doesn't, we just summarize and present them, and mechanism isn't really relevant there are lots of possibilities, none of which require invoking qi.
Most of the time, in this topic area, reviews will tend to be negative, but when they're not, we don't have to reinvent the NPOV wheel. For pain, Ernst and Vickers are both at the highest level, so again, we just present them side-by-side.
That's weighting sources properly. Your method highlights false positives because, unsurprisingly, it's those false positives that people are so eager to include.
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary sourcing, and in this case the burden of proof is on the side making the extraordinary claim, not the scientific default of non-effective. Dominus Vobisdu talk If we have a notable source, it is not our job in Wikipedia to speculate on the quality of their peer review process.
If positive results do exist, then we will include within the range of proper weight naturally. Such an approach will invariably drift towards overemphasis of false positives.
Our role as editors is to compensate for source bias. Middle 8I would consider Vicker's "Although the data indicate that acupuncture is more than a placebo, the differences between true and sham acupuncture are relatively modest, suggesting that factors in addition to the specific effects of needling are important contributors to therapeutic effects" and Novella's "the benefits of acupuncture are likely nonexistent, or at best are too small and too transient to be of any clinical significance" to be in substantial alignment, differing primarily in the value judgement of whether a trivial impact is worth paying for, not in whether the impact is trivial.
Vicker's judgment continues that "Even though on average these effects are small, the clinical decision made by physicians and patients is not between true and sham acupuncture but between a referral to an acupuncturist or avoiding such a referral".
There's no controversy that if there is an actual, non-placebo based benefit derived from acupuncture, it's small. There is a scientific consensus on that point. No reputable source is claiming that there is a substantial benefit relative to placebos.
Saying that we should exclude Cochrane reviews whose conclusions we don't accept is not reasonable.
The benefit if it is real and not an artifact of bias is small or modest like Advil or Zofran: What is debated is whether it is clinically relevant, and a "yes" conclusion in a meta-analysis is not to be treated as a Fortean phenomenon.
Our section on effectiveness should be clear, because consensus is clear. Something like The physiological benefits of acupuncture are non-existent or trivial. Most, if not all, of the benefits are derived from the placebo effect, where ineffective treatments appear to have an impact because the patient believes it will have an impact.
We add citations to both the studies that think placebos are worth paying for and those that don't, but we don't bring in text that gives the false impression that acupuncture is effective.
Then we kill off this giant list of studies that hint at trivial effect because they serve no purpose but to mislead the reader.22 reviews of Healing Point Acupuncture "I have lived in three cities and have used acupuncture for pain management due to injury, as well as tendonitis/"carpal tunnel".
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What Is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is an age-old healing practice of traditional Chinese medicine in which thin needles are placed at specific points in the body.
Michael Moore, Acupuncturist, is a graduate of St. John's College and the Traditional Acupuncture Institute in Columbia, MD. He has studied yoga, anatomy, physiology, as well as Eastern and Western approaches to philosophy, psychology and medicine.
May 01, · Acupuncture Point: Conception Vessel 22 5 / 5 (11) May 1, May 28, by Dr. Adrian Larsen / 0 Conception Vessel 22 (CV 22) is a great point for everything related to the throat.5/5(6). What Is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is a technique in which practitioners stimulate specific points on the body—most often by inserting thin needles through the skin.