Acupuncture: Does it alleviate pain and are there serious risks? A review of reviews

  title={Acupuncture: Does it alleviate pain and are there serious risks? A review of reviews},
  author={E. Ernst and M. Lee and Taeyoung Choi},
  • E. Ernst, M. Lee, Taeyoung Choi
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine
  • PAIN®
  • &NA; Acupuncture is commonly used for pain control, but doubts about its effectiveness and safety remain. This review was aimed at critically evaluating systematic reviews of acupuncture as a treatment of pain and at summarizing reports of serious adverse effects published since 2000. Literature searches were carried out in 11 databases without language restrictions. Systematic reviews were considered for the evaluation of effectiveness and case series or case reports for summarizing adverse… CONTINUE READING
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