"The growth of acupuncture into Physiotherapy practice has been, in my opinion, a hugely regressive step. It seems to be to be the opposite of holistic care. Rather it is passive, inherently paternalistic, lazy and scientifically dubious. But most importantly, it doesn’t really work any better than pretending to do it."
Acupuncture debate in Anesthesia and Analgesia
In a recent edition of the journal Anesthesia and Analgesia two opposing groups present their case for why acupuncture has, or does not have value. The pro-camp are led by Shu-Ming Wang, the con camp by David Colquhoun and Steven Novella. You will find both here: pro / con, with the con argument reproduced in full on David Colquhoun’s website. What do you think?