April 19, 2007
NY Times Says Acupuncture Doesn't Help Smokers
I'll be honest with you all, I agree to a good extent. I personally don't like treating patients for smoking cessation as I don't think it's very successful. Here's some of what the Times says:
Most studies, however, suggest they could just as well try something else. One of the most extensive studies, published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, looked at more than a dozen past studies, most comparing acupuncture with sham, or fake, acupuncture and other control conditions. The scientists who led the study found that acupuncture and similar interventions — acupressure and electrostimulation, for example — were better in the short term than no treatment at all, but that over all they were not very effective.
Posted by Admin at April 19, 2007 12:26 AM