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-- -- -- some people swear by it of course and others don't -- quite that much but a new study says that acupuncture.
Real or they.
Can help your ailing facts that -- -- Yeah -- what's fake acupuncture needles -- your body not.
-- you know I have -- interest and acupuncture for many many years make this very quick in 1978.
And went on a White House mission to China.
And I was invited to a hospital in Shanghai to watch your heart operation.
They wield this young woman -- smiling it's and they lifted her off the Gurney put her on the table.
And I was waiting for them to start the anesthesia.
And there was no anesthesia they started sawing opener chest and she was smiling and I looked as you have an acupuncture.
And needle in her -- When I saw that I thought listen we conventional doctors don't know a lot about some alternative -- there must be something to this acupuncture.
We'll over the years I tell you that in practice I've had patients with chronic pain I've referred them for acupuncture when other measures didn't work.
And sometimes the acupuncture work and sometimes it didn't.
We don't know for sure how acupuncture works the Chinese say -- certain pathways in your body that go to your brain and if you find the right spot on your skin and put a needle -- it it will stimulate that pathway and get it.
Production of the substance in your brain.
Which gives you.
A relief of symptoms well these researchers.
Decided to have to test this hypothesis.
And they took a bunch of people with severe back pain.
They gave half of them the real acupuncture with a -- let the right site.
They took the other half and put the toothpick.
In the needle container and just touch this again didn't even break this man.
Was the same for those who got the real acupuncture.
And those who got the -- Now want what do we conclude from that I think what we can conclude from that.
Is that if you were given something with the expectation.
That it will work notably pain after giving something you expect will work.
Chances are it will work it's called the placebo effect.
I've seen other experiments do the same thing where they give patients the real acupuncture and -- sham acupuncture and they get the same results so what do I do but that as a practicing physician at patient comes to me says I want to have acupuncture or anything I say by all means that it.
-- the power of the mind is that.
That's still really strong isn't it may be that there's something more to it when the moment that's the only thing that I very interesting thank you you very much sector has and up next.
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