What Is Sham Acupuncture?



The following excerpt is from a report in the current www.acupuncture.com.au newsletter.

‘After 10 weeks of treatment, acupuncture proved almost twice as likely as sham treatment to improve CP/CPPS symptoms. Participants receiving acupuncture were 2.4- fold more likely to experience longterm benefit than were participants receiving sham acupuncture.

I read of a German report regarding treatment of lower back pain that defined sham acupuncture as shallow needling.

This definition disturbed me greatly!

Do YOU share my concern?
If not, why not?
If so, please share your clinical experience in such matters?

How do YOU define sham acupuncture ?

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Looking forward to reading about your perspectives.
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About Alan

Alan Jansson is an internationally recognized teacher and practitioner of Traditional Japanese Acupuncture. As a staunch advocate of practically based workshops, Alan draws upon his 35 years clinical experience and 23 years post and undergraduate teaching. Alan has presented, convened and hosted more than 70 Traditional Japanese Acupuncture workshops in Australia, Europe, and USA.

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