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Old Sep 10 2008, 11:13 AM   #56
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Default Re: Not sure if this has already been asked/answered somewhere, but...

And that's the placebo effect. The same thing that happens when somebody has a headache and you give them a calcium tablet rather than Tylenol. Or for that matter most faith healing.

That said, acupuncture has been shown to work in stringent scientific studies, and you can get it on the NHS here. Not so for homeopathic treatments.
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