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Tuesday, December 14, 2010
More on efficacy/mechanism of acupuncture...
thorough review of numerous studies of traditional chinese versus sham acupuncture that in balance suggest that the two are equally effective in relieving musculoskeletal pain and osteoarthritis. The review then does a thorough discussion of whether acupuncture is a placebo effect and concludes that most of the benefits of acupuncture for pain syndromes result from the treatment ritual and patient–provider interaction - which meets the definition of a placebo effect.
Posted by Deric Bownds at 4:30 AM
Blog Categories: fear/anxiety/stress
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