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Eight weeks of acupuncture was found to reduce the dose of methadone needed to control opioid cravings, which could make patients likelier to stick with their treatment.

    810 days ago

    Ah yes, great idea, take a vulnerable group and then use them to push a nationalist pseudoscience. Honestly, acupuncture has been shown to not work, it has no viable mechanism of action, and if there is any effect it is extremely small and unreliable. Obviously not upset about the post of the study, just the absolutely pointless waste of the study itself.

  • Flying Squid
    610 days ago

    the Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine

    In other words, this is bullshit. Complete and utter bullshit, It will not help addicts at all and it might hurt them.

  • It’s randomized placebo controlled but not blinded. The person doing the acupuncture or sham acupuncture isn’t blinded and can influence the outcome