Qigong

Thanks to PZ Myers, the following is a local Fox (Faux) "News" cast of pure alternative medicine quackery being swallowed by gullible people:

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Things are pretty bad in the medical field when even the Mayo Clinic promotes quackery. By the way, the study cited in the video claims to be a "randomized, controlled study" but this blogger was unable to find the actual study. In addition, it was conducted (as are virtually all such "studies") by practitioners of the technique. An internet search of other studies of qigong revealed unclear blinding/control procedures, as well as non-scientific "case studies" cited in alternative medicine journals. Typical alternative medicine promotion.

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