Acupuncture, psyche and the placebo response

@article{Enck2010AcupuncturePA,
  title={Acupuncture, psyche and the placebo response},
  author={P. Enck and S. Klosterhalfen and S. Zipfel},
  journal={Autonomic Neuroscience},
  year={2010},
  volume={157},
  pages={68-73}
}
With growing use of acupuncture treatment in various clinical conditions, the question has been posed whether the reported effects reflect specific mechanisms of acupuncture or whether they represent placebo responses, as they often are similar in effect size and resemble similarities to placebo analgesia and its mechanisms. We reviewed the available literature for different placebos (sham procedures) used to control the acupuncture effects, for moderators and potential biases in respective… Expand
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