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The BBC survey of complementary medicine use in the UK.
Needling therapies in the management of myofascial trigger point pain: a systematic review.
Direct needling of myofascial trigger points appears to be an effective treatment, but the hypothesis that needling therapies have efficacy beyond placebo is neither supported nor refuted by the evidence from clinical trials.
Standards for reporting interventions in controlled trials of acupuncture: the STRICTA recommendations.
- H. MacPherson, A. White, M. Cummings, K. Jobst, K. Rose, R. Niemtzow
- MedicineComplementary therapies in medicine
- 1 December 2001
An international group of experienced acupuncturists and researchers devised a set of recommendations, designating them STRICTA: STandards for Reporting Interventions in Controlled Trials of Acupuncture, acting as an extension of the CONSORT guidelines for the specific requirements of acupuncture studies.
Acupuncture for back pain: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
Acupuncture was shown to be superior to various control interventions, although there is insufficient evidence to state whether it is superior to placebo.
Acupuncture treatment for chronic knee pain: a systematic review.
Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials of adequate acupuncture found acupuncture that meets criteria for adequate treatment is significantly superior to sham acupuncture and to no additional intervention in improving pain and function in patients with chronic knee pain.
Prospective studies of the safety of acupuncture: a systematic review.
Clinical trials of acupuncture: consensus recommendations for optimal treatment, sham controls and blinding.
This consensus document considers issues with the aim of improving the design of efficacy trials of acupuncture in order that they are more likely to be conclusive and more meaningfully interpreted.
Adverse events following acupuncture: prospective survey of 32 000 consultations with doctors and physiotherapists
The aim was to ascertain the incidence of adverse events related to acupuncture treatment, as currently practised in Britain by doctors and physiotherapists.
A systematic review of randomized controlled trials of acupuncture for neck pain.
The hypothesis that acupuncture is efficacious in the treatment of neck pain is not based on the available evidence from sound clinical trials, and further studies are justified.
Survey of Adverse Events following Acupuncture (Safa): A Prospective Study of 32,000 Consultations
- A. White, S. Hayhoe, A. Hart, E. Ernst
- MedicineAcupuncture in medicine : journal of the British…
- 1 December 2001
The incidence of adverse events following acupuncture performed by doctors and physiotherapists can be classified as minimal; some avoidable events do occur.