Why Dr. Oz can say anything and keep his medical license. "This all raises the question: why does Dr. Oz still get to call himself a doctor? Oz has maintained his medical credentials, university faculty and hospital positions, all while giving potentially harmful and often ridiculous medical advice to his millions-strong audience."
Ling Gu: An Amazing Acupuncture Point. "This amazing acupuncture point comes from Master Tung, a famous traditional Chinese physician who was known for the miraculous results he obtained using very few needles. Master Tung’s points were a well kept family secret for generations until Master Tung broke with tradition and decided to reveal his secret system of acupuncture to a select group of students"
Eur J Intern Med. 2014 Jun 18. pii: S0953-6205(14)00150-2. doi: 10.1016/j.ejim.2014.05.014. The faulty statistics of complementary alternative medicine (CAM).. "Since achieving meaningful statistical significance is an essential step in the validation of medical interventions, CAM practices, producing only outcomes inherently resistant to statistical validation, appear not to belong to modern evidence-based medicine."
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014 Jun 23;6:CD009065. Acupuncture for treating acute ankle sprains in adults. "The currently available evidence from a very heterogeneous group of randomised and quasi-randomised controlled trials evaluating the effects of acupuncture for the treatment of acute ankle sprains does not provide reliable support for either the effectiveness or safety of acupuncture treatments, alone or in combination with other non-surgical interventions; or in comparison with other non-surgical interventions. Future rigorous randomised clinical trials with larger sample sizes will be necessary to establish robust clinical evidence concerning the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture treatment for acute ankle sprains."