"What we can do is compare acupuncture to no treatment, to pharmaceutical treatment, and to surgical treatment and see where the outcomes are better. When we do comparison trials, the evidence-based medicine is absolutely clear that acupuncture is superior to placebo and, in many cases, to treatments such as pharmaceuticals and surgery. Acupuncture is not a religion or a belief. I don’t need someone to believe in my ability to help them in order to help them. It always makes me giggle when people say they “believe in acupuncture.” It’s just science."
"Traditional Asian Medicine and Acupuncture" presented by C. Leslie Smith, MS, MA, MD at Integrate Chicago Conference, January 2013.
Dr. Leslie Smith provides Japanese and Chinese Acupuncture, Medicinal Herbs, and Holistically-minded Modern Medicine in Uptown, Chicago.
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