Defining the quality of acupuncture: the case of acupuncture for cancer-related fatigue.

@article{Grant2015DefiningTQ,
  title={Defining the quality of acupuncture: the case of acupuncture for cancer-related fatigue.},
  author={Suzanne J Grant and Caroline A Smith and Nimna de Silva and Chunxiang Su},
  journal={Integrative cancer therapies},
  year={2015},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={258-70}
}
BACKGROUND The quality and dose of acupuncture used in a clinical trial affects the outcome, as with the quality and dose of any intervention. The dose of acupuncture treatment may be characterized by the frequency of treatment, needle type and depth, length of needle retention, point selection, and combination. The dose in trials of acupuncture has at times been described as low or inappropriate but is seldom assessed in systematic reviews of acupuncture trials. This article examines the… CONTINUE READING
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