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Is acupuncture just a placebo?

Many people have great results from acupuncture treatment, but critics say that acupuncture is no more than a placebo. In this article I’ll explore some of the evidence and theories about placebos and how they relate to acupuncture. What is a placebo? Placebo literally means “I will please”. It is where an inactive treatment (sugar pill, saline…