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Old Chinese medical chart on acupuncture meridians

Old Chinese medical chart on acupuncture meridians (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Because to be honest: I have. After all, everyone knows about the mythical meridians, but is that all this particular brand of exotic woo has to offer? Cackling gleefully, we prise open the lid.

High blood pressure affects half of people with diabetes in the UK, can acupuncture help? says the headline. Now, you and I know that the answer is “no”, but the woomeisters will conclude the opposite. The paper in question is here and immediately raised the following question in my untutored mind: where’s the fucking control group?

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