Complementary and alternative medicine Medicine Pseudoscience Quackery Skepticism/critical thinking

Acupuncturists mistake insufficient rigor for bias against them

Acupuncturists complain that the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommends treatments for knee osteoarthritis for which the evidence is weak. They think that means that NICE should also accept acupuncture. In reality, it means that NICE should stop recommending treatments without support by strong scientific evidence.