One specific "treatment" in the world of Alternative Medicine. Despite over 500 studies showing the ineffectiveness of the treatment millions of people still go to be "healed." Any therapeutic effects felt from undergoing the treatment have been attributed to the incense filled room and the light massage before the actual treatment. Hardcore proponents claim that acupuncture has not been proven under scientific scrutiny because "it is not subject to science" which is nonsense because no such excuse would be tolerated for any other real medical procedure. Doctors take an oath to do whatever is ethically necessary to cure their patients, and the fact that virtually every doctor would NEVER prescribe acupuncture as an actual healing treatment should say a lot about its actual effectiveness.
Guy 1: Hey man I heard you were having really bad back pain.
Guy 2: Yeah, my doctor says I need immediate surgery to correct my spine.
Guy 1: What! Are you kidding? Do you know how dangerous that is? Go to this guy (hands Guy 1 a business card). He cures you by splashing water on the part of your body that hurts!
Guy 2: ...are YOU serious? That is such obvious crap.
Guy 3: Yeah don't listen to that guy go to an acupuncturist. It's been healing people for thousands of years.
Guy 1: Yeah I asked my doctor about that but he said that acupuncture really doesn't have any actual scientific evidence to support it.
Guy 3: Science? psh. Since when has western science helped anybody?
Guy 1: I don't know... he did use science to discover what was wrong with my back in the first place.