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Acupuncture research: The role of bodily attention

I have not written for some time. This was partly due to a nice long holiday I spent with my wife and son in Southern France surfing and relaxing (as much as the latter is possible with a three-year-old child). After my return I have been busy managing the everyday madness of running a research…

Interview on acupuncture research with Professor Benno Brinkhaus

Prologue I am on my way back from Berlin after meeting Professor Benno Brinkhaus, a German pioneer of clinical acupuncture research, at the Charit√©. A window seat on an Intercity Express train, traveling at 250 kph, is one of my favorite places to work. And they serve such good coffee! Unfortunately, the journey will only…

What does quantum theory tell us about complementary medicine? Not much!

Last week I found myself strolling through the “health / self-help / esotericism” section of a local bookstore. I sometimes do this to get an idea of the latest trend in complementary medicine literature. Although I found nothing interesting this time, I got the inspiration for a new blog post. It happened when I was…

Acupuncture and science

Have you ever wondered how sticking a simple needle into someone’s body can possibly cause effects, like preventing migraine, helping with dysmenorrhoea or even alleviating nausea induced by chemotherapy. I have. And I still do every single day. In fact, I have thought so much about this question that it has become my professional job.…