Acupuncture: its evidence-base is changing.

  title={Acupuncture: its evidence-base is changing.},
  author={Edzard Ernst and M. H. Pittler and Barbara Wider and Kate Boddy},
  journal={The American journal of Chinese medicine},
  volume={35 1},
The effectiveness of acupuncture remains a controversial issue. The aim of this article is to evaluate trends over time in the development of the evidence-base of acupuncture. A comparison of two series of systematic reviews was conducted. The first related to the evidence-base in 2000, the second related to 2005. Both employed virtually the same methodology and criteria for evaluation. The results indicate that the evidence base has increased for 13 of the 26 conditions included in this… 

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