September 7, 2012
SHOCKER: Study: Acupuncture Not As Safe As Advertised. “The first ever study of the adverse effects of acupuncture in state-funded acupuncture clinics in the UK has found that the procedure is largely safe, but not as safe as advertised. In extreme cases, it could even put lives at risk. Despite this, claims that acupuncture is completely safe could soon lead to the procedure being funded by Medicare, the US government-funded medical benefits programme. Acupuncture is already government-funded in much of Europe.” Well, it may or may not work, and it may be dangerous, but it is cheap.