Angry Doctor

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Homeopathy beats Acupuncture

Sterile water injection for pain relief? Is it evidence-based? Are there like placebo-controlled trials to prove that it works?

Well, yes. Several, in fact. It's apparently a commonly-practised non-pharmacological (and non-homeopathic) method of pain relief in some places.

But if water is the substance being tested, what does one use for a placebo?

Well, believe it or not, saline*.

Thanks to Medscape, angry doc learns something new every day...

* - Yes, I know it makes sense. Don't write in.



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