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  1. POSTED OCTOBER 13TH, 2014 AT 7:07 PM 
    From Harvard medical school-Harvard Health Publications.
    http://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/acupuncture-knee-arthritis-fails-one-test-may-still-worth-try-201410017470

    Quick Care Walk-In Medical Clinic
    Although acupuncture is indeed not endorsed by the medical community, some of our patients do report successful treatments. Thank you for an informative article.
    • POSTED OCTOBER 15TH, 2014 AT 2:23 AM

      Kino
      This is silly! many doctors ‘work’ with Acupuncture, Kinesiology, Chiropractic and more. Many in the medical profession are disillusioned by the ‘a pill for every ill and hide the symptoms’ attitude to disease which the AMA forces them to work with.
      In an editorial in the highly esteemed ‘British Medical Journal’, titled ‘Where is the Wisdom? The Poverty of Medical Evidence, BMJ’s editor Dr. Richard Smith recounts a lecture he attended with renowned health policy consultant Dr. David Eddy.Eddy found, after doing significant research, that only about 13% of medical interventions are supported by solid scientific evidence and that only 1% of the articles in medical journals are scientifically sound.Why is that? Because most of those articles quote from other articles which make unsupported and unfounded claims.

      The High Risks of the Medical Approach

      Dr. Lucian Leape, researcher at the Harvard Medical School of Public Health, also states that only 13% of medical procedures have ever been tested for appropriateness by randomized trials.
      He noted that adverse events occurred in 3.7 percent of all hospitalizations. Worse yet, 13.6 percent of those adverse events led to death!
      He is quoted as saying, “Medicine is now a high risk industry, like aviation.
      But, the chance of dying in an aviation accident is one in 2 million, while the risk of dying from a medical accident is one in 200!”
      I think I’ll take acupuncture anytime!

Controlled trials, systematic reviews and meta-analyses: acupuncture effective for patients with knee osteoarthritis.

Controlled trials, systematic reviews and meta-analyses: acupuncture effective for patients with knee osteoarthritis.

Originally posted on OSTEOPRACTIC:

ABSTRACT
There are multiple randomized controlled trials that have investigated the use of acupuncture in patients with knee osteoarthritis, and all but one of them came to a very different conclusion than Hinman et al. Recent systematic reviews and meta-analyses provide strong and overwhelming evidence for the effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis. Additionally, unlike 11 of the 13 randomized controlled trials in the Cochrane Database systematic review that found acupuncture effective in patients with knee osteoarthritis, Hinman et al did not radiographically confirm the clinical diagnosis of knee osteoarthritis. Therefore, it was with interest and some concern that we read the study by Hinman et al published in the October 2014 issue of JAMA titled “Acupuncture for Chronic Knee Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial.” We credit the authors for using a Zelen-design that likely reduced the risk of selection bias during recruitment. However, there are a…

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The methodology flaws in Hinman’s acupuncture clinical trial, Part II: Zelen design and effectiveness dilutions.

http://www.jcimjournal.com/articles/publishArticles/pdf/S2095-4964(15)60172-8.pdf

The methodology flaws in Hinman’s acupuncture clinical trial, Part I: Design and results interpretation. J Integr Med 2015; 13 (2) : 65–68.

The methodology flaws in Hinman’s acupuncture clinical trial, Part I: Design and results interpretation. J Integr Med 2015; 13 (2) : 65–68.

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