Acupuncture for the treatment of cancer pain: a systematic review of randomised clinical trials

@article{Choi2012AcupunctureFT,
  title={Acupuncture for the treatment of cancer pain: a systematic review of randomised clinical trials},
  author={Tae-Young Choi and Myeong Soo Lee and Tae-hun Kim and Chris Zaslawski and Edzard Ernst},
  journal={Supportive Care in Cancer},
  year={2012},
  volume={20},
  pages={1147-1158}
}
PurposeControlling cancer-related pain is an important component in the palliative care of cancer patients. The objective of this review was to assess the effectiveness of acupuncture for treating cancer pain.MethodsFourteen databases were searched from their inception through April 2011. Randomised clinical trials (RCTs) were included if acupuncture was used as the sole treatment or as a part of a combination therapy for cancer pain. Studies were included if they were controlled with a placebo… 
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