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Acupuncture for headache

By: Helene Langevin, MD, Contributor, and Carolyn A. Bernstein, MD, FAHS, Contributor It is easy to ridicule a 2000-year-old treatment that can seem closer to magic than to science. Indeed, from the 1970s to around 2005, the skepticís point of view was understandable, because the scientific evidence to show that acupuncture worked, and why, was weak, and clinical trials were small and of poor quality. …

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