Does acupuncture really work? (audio)

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Many people with chronic pain swear by acupuncture, but skeptics of the ancient needle-based treatment have long claimed that it’s little more than an elaborate placebo. A new study published this week in the Archives of Internal Medicine appears to at least somewhat vindicate the acupuncture believers.

Andrew Vickers, statistician at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, says that researchers all over the world have analyzed whether it’s legitimate or not. He talks with KFWB’s Maggie McKay and Michael Shappee:

To find a reputable acupuncturist, visit the National Certification  Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

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