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Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials
(87 pages)

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Ver el documentoAcknowledgements
cerrar esta carpetaIntroduction
Ver el documentoBackground
Ver el documentoObjectives
Ver el documentoUse of the publication
Abrir esta carpeta y ver su contenido1. General considerations
Abrir esta carpeta y ver su contenido2. Review of clinical trial reports
Ver el documento3. Diseases and disorders that can be treated with acupuncture
Ver el documento4. Summary table of controlled clinical trials
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Objectives

The objective of this publication is to provide a review and analysis of controlled clinical trials of acupuncture therapy, as reported in the current literature, with a view to strengthening and promoting the appropriate use of acupuncture in health care systems throughout the world. Information on the therapeutic mechanisms of acupuncture has also been incorporated.

Since the methodology of clinical research on acupuncture is still under debate, it is very difficult to evaluate acupuncture practice by any generally accepted measure. This review is limited to controlled clinical trials that were published up to 1998 (and early 1999 for some journals), in the hope that the conclusions will prove more acceptable. Such trials have only been performed for a limited number of diseases or disorders. This should not be taken to mean, however, that acupuncture treatment of diseases or disorders not mentioned here is excluded.

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