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Evidence-Based Veterinary Medical Acupuncture

  title={Evidence-Based Veterinary Medical Acupuncture},
  author={Narda G. Robinson},
The call has been made to “stop giving alternative medicine a free ride.” That is, by allowing for two types of medicine, “conventional” and “alternative”, two sets of standards develop. According to the authors of this now famous quote from a New England Journal of Medicine editorial, “There cannot be two kinds of medicine – conventional and alternative. There is only medicine that has been adequately tested and medicine that has not, medicine that works and medicine that may or may not work… 


An Evidence-Based Approach to Acupuncture
Applying the rules of evidence-based medicine to acupuncture proves it to be effective for some conditions and ineffective for others, while its effects on many medical problems remain inconclusive: this indicates areas that require further research.
Alternative medicine--the risks of untested and unregulated remedies.
Alternative medicine (now often called complementary medicine) is a remarkably heterogeneous group of theories and practices — as disparate as homeopathy, therapeutic touch, imagery, and herbal medicine.
Potential Physician Malpractice Liability Associated with Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies
Legal rules relevant to potential malpractice liability for complementary and integrative care, a framework in which physicians can assess liability risk, and specific strategies for liability management are proposed are proposed.
Ethical Considerations of Complementary and Alternative Medical Therapies in Conventional Medical Settings
This work presents two prototypical cases that illustrate the challenges already discussed as well as other ethical challenges that will arise as use of CAM therapies in the United States becomes even more common.
Systematic review of adverse events following acupuncture: the Japanese literature.
It is demonstrated that severe adverse events seem to be uncommon in standard practice, but many serious cases of negligence have been found in the present review, suggesting that training system for acupuncturists (including medical doctors) should be improved and that unsupervised self-treatment should be discouraged.
Traumatic complications of acupuncture. Therapists need to know human anatomy.
While the frequency of adverse effects of acupuncture is unknown and they may be rare, knowledge of normal anatomy and anatomical variations is essential for safe practice and should be reviewed by regulatory bodies and those responsible for training courses.
Double-blind evaluation of implants of gold wire at acupuncture points in the dog as a treatment for osteoarthritis induced by hip dysplasia
Thirty-eight dogs with hip dysplasia were studied to evaluate the use of gold wire implants at acupuncture points around the hip joints and showed a significant improvement of locomotion and reduction in signs of pain.
Gait analysis of dogs with hip dysplasia treated with gold bead implantation acupuncture
A “double blinded” prospective study was undertaken to determine whether gold bead implantation acupuncture alleviates lameness and pain in dogs, affected by moderate to severe hip dysplasia.
Gold bead implants.
Gold bead implantation is an experimental area of study in the acupuncture field dealing with chronic diseases and gold beads are used to treat degenerative joint disease, osteochondritis, oste mitochondritis dessicans, ventral spondylosis, and seizures.
A proposal for evidence - based guidelines for medical acupuncture
  • Medical Acupuncture
  • 1998