Acupuncture (Real or Fake) Eases Pain

A new study suggests that acupuncture, whether it's real or fake, can ease your pain. So is pain all in our minds?

The NY Times reports on this interesting study in which one group was treated with traditional Chinese acupuncture techniques, and another group was just treated with needles but not at the traditional acupuncture locations:

So what does this mean for acupuncture?

A 2007 National Health Interview Survey found that an estimated 3.1 million Americans had used acupuncture in the past year.

What do you think about the placebo effect? Is pain all in our minds? Vote or skip to results>>

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