Acupuncture for Alzheimer’s disease: a systematic review

@article{Lee2009AcupunctureFA,
  title={Acupuncture for Alzheimer’s disease: a systematic review},
  author={M. S. Lee and B.-C. Shin and Edzard Ernst},
  journal={International Journal of Clinical Practice},
  year={2009},
  volume={63}
}
Background:  Acupuncture is often used as a treatment for dementia and is claimed to be effective in improving intelligence. 
Guideline Watch (October 2014): Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients With Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias.
(Reprinted with permission from American Psychiatric Association, http://psychiatryonline.org/guidelines).
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