Points of Interest 04/15/2017

Others profit from our medical lore. Boo hoo. Everyone co-opting TCPM.

Eur J Intern Med. 2017 Apr 10. pii: S0953-6205(17)30130-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ejim.2017.03.026. Error, contradiction and reversal in science and medicine.

Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2017;2017:7498763. doi: 10.1155/2017/7498763. Epub 2017 Mar 20. Clinical Evaluation of Acupuncture as Treatment for Complications of Cerebrovascular Accidents: A Randomized, Sham-Controlled, Subject- and Assessor-Blind Trial.. "Reduction in pain was significantly greater in the acupuncture group than in the control group (p value = 0.04). There were no significant differences in the other measures between the two groups. Conclusions. Acupuncture provided more effective poststroke pain relief than sham acupuncture treatment. However, acupuncture had no better effect on neurological, functional, and psychological improvement."

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Points of Interest 04/14/17