Acupuncture--a critical analysis.

@article{Ernst2006AcupunctureaCA,
  title={Acupuncture--a critical analysis.},
  author={Edzard Edzard Ernst},
  journal={Journal of internal medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={259 2},
  pages={125-37}
}
Even though widely used in today's clinical practice, acupuncture has remained a controversial subject. Many reviews are currently available but most lack a critical stance and some are overtly promotional. The aim of this overview is to provide a balanced, critical analysis of the existing evidence. Some of the original concepts of traditional acupuncture are not supported by good scientific evidence. Several plausible theories attempt to explain how acupuncture works but none are proved… CONTINUE READING

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