Intended for healthcare professionals

Rapid response to:

Primary Care

Acupuncture for chronic headache in primary care: large, pragmatic, randomised trial

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 25 March 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:744

Rapid Response:

Accurate Accupuncture Study

Full review of the study and its respondants may well
have its detractions, but first and final analysis is too
"determine" ... and that is science.

History -on its own -does not bode well for science.
Manipulated, edited and certainly not "scientific", History
is rather similar to any study. (scientific vs. accurate)

For science is funded and funding has a vast web of
implications ... implied and identified.

I ask simply, why not refer to Hundreds of Years of
"studies" and review what has taken place in China
and the far east for ages.

Interview those that have used and participated in
accupuncture for say, over 30 or even, 50 years!

Examine results from say, 300 participating doctors
or heck, 1,000.

Clean up the questionable parts of your "study" with
any "filter" or "table", that makes you feel good.

Ask yourself ... am I in this for Science Data, Medical
Reward, Hope or Healing?

I personally, have not ever been involved with accupuncture.
I have never studied the science of accupuncture.
I have never placed much faith or really considered the benefits.

However, seeing these responses - I am now curious.

Accupuncture is now on my radar ... it is worth a serious look!

Donald Hall

Bear Creek Research, Inc.

A Kentucky 501(c)(3)Non Profit Corporation,
325 Shoreside Drive,
Lexington, KY 40515

Competing interests:
Light Emitting Diode Research

Competing interests: No competing interests

04 January 2005
Donald Hall
Bear Creek Research, Inc. - Lexington,KY 40515