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How do medical students engaging in elective courses on acupuncture and homeopathy differ from unselected students? A survey. "Students participating in elective courses had much more positive attitudes towards CAM, somewhat lower science and status orientation…"

Boy, 2, WON'T have surgery to remove huge cancerous tumour because his parents hope alternative medicine will offer a cure instead

How to tell the difference between acupuncture and dry needling methods. Acupuncturists don't wear gloves.

Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Mar;96(10):e6281. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000006281. Association of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and hemorrhoids: A nationwide cohort study.. "This study verifies the fundamental theorem of TCM that there is a definite pathogenic association between the lungs and large intestine."

Curr Oncol. 2017 Feb;24(1):e1-e5. doi: 10.3747/co.24.3296. Epub 2017 Feb 27. The effect of acupuncture on chemotherapy-associated gastrointestinal symptoms in gastric cancer.. Treatment compared to standard care = false positive.

Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2017;2017:5806351. doi: 10.1155/2017/5806351. Epub 2017 Feb 8. Reduced Need for Rescue Antiemetics and Improved Capacity to Eat in Patients Receiving Acupuncture Compared to Patients Receiving Sham Acupuncture or Standard Care during Radiotherapy.

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