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Yes, thank you Hallstrom. Finally!
First of all- again- "acupuncture was found effective for low back pain." Not only is it effective for back pain, it's SUPERIOR to the care that is already covered under Medicare. This is a clear conclusion of the study that is not in question. So once again, it's clear that this should be covered.
That's clear, so what isn't clear (as I already stated)? "It remains unclear whether acupuncture or our simulated method of acupuncture provide physiologically important stimulation or represent placebo or nonspecific effects."
The word used is unclear and the possibilities are three, not one- "physiologically important stimulation, placebo or nonspecific effects."
So yes, the mechanism of acupuncture in this study is unkown
And yes, Hallstrom you have been erroneous this entire time that you have said this research "proves" that you are correct in saying this is placebo.
Thanks for making my point for me with that quote.
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