Many skeptics maintain that acupuncture is merely a placebo and has no scientific foundation. On the contrary, there is currently a huge amount of scientific evidence supporting not only the efficacy of acupuncture as a treatment for a host of ailments but also the mechanisms of acupuncture in the body. So how does acupuncture work?
The application of the best available (i.e., most reliable) evidence gained from the scientific method to guide clinical decision-making. The most rigorous evidence comes from meta-analysis of multiple double-blinded, placebo-controlled clinical trials.
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