Re: Homeopathy is Witchcraft
Fair points and something to consider.
I obviously didn't make myself clear. My boss was born with curvature of the spine - I can't remember which type, probably scoliosis. This is not a temporary condition, has been with her all her life, and will be until the day she dies. It causes her constant pain, to a greater or lesser degree.
Now, I take your point that the 'relief' that acupuncture may provide - albeit a self-induced, placebo kind of effect - is temporary. However, the relief provided by a painkiller is also temporary, and long-term use of strong painkillers can lead to all kinds of problems in their own right.
Given her circumstances, where the pain is not temporary and will never clear up by itself, if I was in that position, I'd be willing to give acupunture a go. Especially given that she's a single parent, and her last acute bout, where she had to be hospitalised for her own safety, meant that she couldn't care for her child, and that since having acupunture she hasn't had any acute bouts for the last 12 months.