Acupuncture for pain.

  title={Acupuncture for pain.},
  author={Robert Brett Kelly},
  journal={American family physician},
  volume={80 5},
Acupuncture is increasingly used as an alternative or complementary therapy for the treatment of pain. It is well tolerated, with a low risk of serious adverse effects. Traditional and modern acupuncture techniques may result in reported improvement in pain patterns. Research on acupuncture has had a number of limitations, including: incomplete understanding of the physiologic effects of acupuncture; ineffective blinding of participants; unclear adequacy of acupuncture "dose;" difficulty in… CONTINUE READING
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