> Let me be quite clear--I never did, and never would, say that I could
> prove that accupuncture was ineffective (i.e. no better than placebo)
> for weight loss.
You neglect the fact that the placebo effect *is* an effect. Quite useful
as a medical approach. Acupuncture has survived this long because people
who use it for pain relief and relief of other symptoms do bring into play
various physiological and psychological effects that cause them to feel
Why is it necessary to do better than a placebo? It *is* important to not
do worse than a placebo. One of the important facts is that it's better
than doing nothing.
--- Chris Hibbert email@example.com http://www.agorics.com 650 941 8224
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