Acupuncture for treatment of insomnia: An overview of systematic reviews.

@article{He2019AcupunctureFT,
  title={Acupuncture for treatment of insomnia: An overview of systematic reviews.},
  author={Wenbo He and Mei-xuan Li and Li-qian Zuo and Meng Wang and Lili Jiang and Hou-qian Shan and Xue-mei Han and Kehu Yang and Xue-mei Han},
  journal={Complementary therapies in medicine},
  year={2019},
  volume={42},
  pages={
          407-416
        }
}
PURPOSE To evaluate the reliability of the methodological quality and outcome measures of systematic review (SR) /meta-analysis (MA) of acupuncture for insomnia. METHODS We conducted a comprehensive literature search for SRs with MAs in seven international and Chinese databases. Two reviewers independently extracted data and assessed the methodological quality of the reviews according to the Assessing the Methodological Quality of Systematic Reviews 2 (AMSTAR-2), the Grading of… 
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