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...  remember reading this paper entitled ‘Comparison of acupuncture and other drugs for chronic constipation: A network ...  this study was to compare the efficacy and side effects of acupuncture, sham acupuncture and drugs in the treatment of chronic constipation. Randomized ...

...  my readers about the ‘evidence’ supporting acupuncture (and other alternative therapies). Rightly so, I think. Here is ...  systematic review assessed the clinical effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of postpartum depression (PPD). Nine trials ...

...  acupuncture in small children is controversial, not least because the evidence ...  begs the questions: Does the best evidence tell us that acupuncture is effective for infant colic? Are acupuncturists who recommend acupuncture for this condition responsible and ethical? This systematic review ...

...  people probably think of acupuncture as being used mainly as a therapy for pain control. But acupuncture is currently being promoted (and has traditionally been used) for ...  authors of this Cochrane review wanted to assess whether acupuncture could reduce the proportion of people suffering death or dependency ...

...  acute stroke has been a condition for which acupuncture-fans prided themselves of being able to produce fairly good ...  the number of patients is too small to be certain whether acupuncture is effective for treatment of acute ischaemic or haemorrhagic ...  authors sought randomized clinical trials (RCTs) of acupuncture started within 30 days from stroke onset compared with placebo or ...

...  acupuncture increase birth rates after IVF? You might be correct when pointing out that this is a rhetorical question. Why should acupuncture increase the live birth rates after in vitro fertilization ...  it re-balances yin and yang? Give me a break!!! Yet acupuncture is widely used by women undergoing IVF, and therefore, we perhaps ...

...  was to evaluate evidence for the effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of lumbar disc herniation (LDH). (Call me ...  Electronic databases were searched to identify RCTs of acupuncture for LDH, and 30 RCTs involving 3503 participants were included; 29 ...  and all trialists were Chinese. The results showed that acupuncture had a higher total effective rate than lumbar traction, ibuprofen, ...

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