Tag Archives: acupuncture

Alternative Medicine and the Post-Hoc Rationalization

If you follow me on the Skeptoid blog you’ll find that I take a dim view of complementary and alternative medicine. My opinion is based primarily on a rational evaluation of the research. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), as a whole, … Continue reading

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Give, But Give Thoughtfully

We, the contributors to the Skeptoid Blog, recently received a reader-listener request to talk about tapping, an acupressure routine touted to have amazing therapeutic benefits. The request came with a link to the website tappingsolutionfoundation.org, which is used for promoting The … Continue reading

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Wishing the Duchess a Woo Free Pregnancy

It was announced today that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate are expecting their first child. The couple had hoped to keep the news to themselves for a little longer but the Duchess being admitted to hospital with … Continue reading

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Kinesio Tape: The Evidence

This evening I was browsing through some of the many articles online about Kinesio Tape, the alternative medicine sports product that has seen so much exposure in the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games due, according to the articles, to the … Continue reading

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