Acupuncture for Depression?

@article{Ernst2011AcupunctureFD,
  title={Acupuncture for Depression?},
  author={Edzard Ernst and Myeong Soo Lee and Tae-Young Choi},
  journal={Evaluation \& the Health Professions},
  year={2011},
  volume={34},
  pages={403 - 412}
}
Acupuncture is often advocated as a treatment for depression, and several trials have tested its effectiveness. Their results are contradictory and even systematic reviews of these data do not arrive at uniform conclusions. The aim of this review is to critically evaluate all systematic reviews of the subject with a view of assisting clinical decisions. Thirteen electronic databases were searched to identify all relevant articles. Data of these systematic reviews and the primary studies they… 

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