TITLE

2011 - Review: Evidence for the effectiveness of acupuncture for pain is mixed

AUTHOR(S)
Denman, Michael
PUB. DATE
August 2011
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;8/16/2011, Vol. 155 Issue 2, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on a study by Ernst E. and colleagues focusing on the effectiveness of acupuncture for pain. The results of the study show that acupuncture is generally effective. The study also concluded that the benefits of homeopathy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis were derived solely through placebo effects .
ACCESSION #
65456922

 

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