I had a delightful conversation with a dear friend and colleague, Michael Max, LAc. We recorded that conversation as a part of his Everyday Acupuncture Podcast. We ‘talked shop’ about research, and how not everything can be nailed down with the traditional RCT.

From his website: Research is a funny thing. On one hand, most of us think of it as the most dry and boring stuff you could possibly read. On the other hand, we see it as the Holy Grail of truth when it comes to understanding the effectiveness of medical interventions.

As with most things in life, the truth is much more complex and nuanced. In this episode our guest introduces us to nonlinear and complex adaptive systems approaches to researching medical interventions.