Home Title Index Topic Index Sources Directory News Releases Sources Calendar RSS Sources Select News RSS Feed

Acupuncture, Magic, and Make-Believe

Ulett, George A.
http://www.csicop.org/si/show/acupuncture_magic_and_make-believe/

Publisher:  Skeptical Inquirer
Date Written:  01/03/2003
Year Published:  2003  
Pages:  5pp  
Resource Type:  Article

Traditional Chinese acupuncture is an archaic procedure of inserting needles through the skin over imaginary channels in accord with rules developed from pre-scientific superstition and numerological beliefs. New research has replaced this mystical sham medical procedure with a simple evidence-based no-needle treatment that stimulates motor points and nerve junctures and induces gene-expression of neurochemicals and activates brain areas important for healing. This is a scientifically based alternative to the previous metaphysical theories and magical rituals.

Topics


Sources-journalists use the sources website to find you


AlterLinks
c/o Sources


© 2016. The information provided is copyright and may not be reproduced in any form or by any means (whether electronic, mechanical or photographic), or stored in an electronic retrieval system, without written permission of the publisher. The content may not be resold, republished, or redistributed. Indexing and search applications by Ulli Diemer and Chris DeFreitas.