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Cross posted from Character’s THE FANTASTIC Beyond blog page. Long derided by much of the mainstream medical community, acupuncture may have simply got a little bit less alternative. Despite a large number of years of anecdotal evidence claiming benefits in treating ailments from allergies to hiccups, acupuncture faces two big challenges to acceptance in mainstream medicine: most medical trials have found no proof efficacy; and there is absolutely no scientifically accepted mechanism for the way the treatment could work. Many researchers believe that any benefits are right down to the placebo effect. Read the remaining post on The Great Beyond. Image by peruisay via Flickr Innovative Commons.Related StoriesJohns Hopkins people to become honored with American Academy of Nursing's Fellows recognitionDenis Mukwege to be honored with 2016 Penn Nursing Renfield Basis Award for Global Ladies's HealthNew research may lead to effective treatment to prevent common chemotherapy side effects in cancers patientsAACN’s ECG course includes 10 lessons on proper monitoring methods, rhythm interpretation and ECG waveforms and intervals evaluation. Not used to the updated edition is content on identifying and troubleshooting pacemaker rhythms. Upon completion of the course, which is available for organizational and specific buy, learners receive 6.5 continuing nursing education contact hours. ‘We continue steadily to enrich our E-Learning library with current, evidence-based understanding to support and enhance scientific practice and optimize individual outcomes,’ said Mark Warmbrand, who network marketing leads AACN’s technology-based learning actions.