Defining an adequate dose of acupuncture using a neurophysiological approach--a narrative review of the literature.

@article{White2008DefiningAA,
  title={Defining an adequate dose of acupuncture using a neurophysiological approach--a narrative review of the literature.},
  author={Adrian White and Mike Cummings and Panos Barlas and Francesco Cardini and Jacqueline Filshie and Nadine Elizabeth Foster and Thomas Lundeberg and Elisabet Stener-Victorin and Claudia de Witt},
  journal={Acupuncture in medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society},
  year={2008},
  volume={26 2},
  pages={111-20}
}
Many different styles of acupuncture practice exist, and lack of agreement on the optimal acupuncture treatment for any particular condition may mean that some patients do not receive the best treatment. This uncertainty also makes the negative results of sham controlled trials difficult to interpret. Unless we can be sure that both adequate acupuncture and an inactive sham were used in a particular trial, then that trial should not be interpreted as dismissing acupuncture for that condition… CONTINUE READING
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