Lehman, Richard
October 2005
Evidence Based Medicine;Oct2005, Vol. 10 Issue 5, p135
Academic Journal
The article presents information related to medical research. Randomized controlled trials and systematic reviews are all very well, but in medical practice practitioners are often trying to modify ingrained patient behaviors over a series of encounters. Some would argue that even acupuncture is really a form of interactive psychotherapy, and that the needles may well be irrelevant. But conventional doctors will go on sticking needles in osteoarthritic knees in the hope of introducing pain relieving substances.


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