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Acupuncture in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee: a randomised trial
BACKGROUND Acupuncture is widely used by patients with chronic pain although there is little evidence of its effectiveness. We investigated the efficacy of acupuncture compared with minimalExpand
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Acupuncture for patients with migraine: a randomized controlled trial.
CONTEXT Acupuncture is widely used to prevent migraine attacks, but the available evidence of its benefit is scarce. OBJECTIVE To investigate the effectiveness of acupuncture compared with shamExpand
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Acupuncture in patients with chronic low back pain: a randomized controlled trial.
BACKGROUND Acupuncture is widely used by patients with low back pain, although its effectiveness is unclear. We investigated the efficacy of acupuncture compared with minimal acupuncture and with noExpand
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St John's wort for depression—an overview and meta-analysis of randomised clinical trials
Abstract Objective: To investigate if extracts of Hypericum perforatum (St John's wort) are more effective than placebo in the treatment of depression, are as effective as standard antidepressiveExpand
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Echinacea for preventing and treating the common cold.
BACKGROUND Extracts of the plant Echinacea (family Compositae) are widely used in some European countries and the USA for upper respiratory tract infections. OBJECTIVES The objective of this reviewExpand
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Acupuncture for migraine prophylaxis.
BACKGROUND Acupuncture is often used for migraine prophylaxis but its effectiveness is still controversial. This review (along with a companion review on 'Acupuncture for tension-type headache')Expand
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Pragmatic randomized trial evaluating the clinical and economic effectiveness of acupuncture for chronic low back pain.
In a randomized controlled trial plus a nonrandomized cohort, the authors investigated the effectiveness and costs of acupuncture in addition to routine care in the treatment of chronic low back painExpand
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Are the clinical effects of homeopathy placebo effects? A meta-analysis of placebo-controlled trials.
BACKGROUND Homeopathy seems scientifically implausible, but has widespread use. We aimed to assess whether the clinical effect reported in randomised controlled trials of homeopathic remedies isExpand
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Are the clinical effects of homoeopathy placebo effects? A meta-analysis of placebo-controlled trials
Summary Background Homoeopathy seems scientifically implausible, but has widespread use. We aimed to assess whether the clinical effect reported in randomised controlled trials of homoeopathicExpand
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Acupuncture in patients with tension-type headache: randomised controlled trial
Abstract Objective To investigate the effectiveness of acupuncture compared with minimal acupuncture and with no acupuncture in patients with tension-type headache. Design Three armed randomisedExpand
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