Welcome to This Week in Research, BFB’s weekly exploration of some of the smartest, strangest, or most surprising research coming out of our local universities. Prepare to have your mind blown!
Acupuncture, the ancient Chinese medical practice of sticking needles in particular spots on a person’s body, sometimes gets a bit of side-eye from the medical community. But a recent study out of the University of Maryland -Baltimore offers some food for thought. It showed that acupuncture helped to ease the harsh side effects of breast cancer treatment — but also that sham acupuncture worked equally well.