Patient characteristics for outpatient acupuncture in Beijing, China.

@article{Napadow2004PatientCF,
  title={Patient characteristics for outpatient acupuncture in Beijing, China.},
  author={Vitaly Napadow and Ted J. Kaptchuk},
  journal={Journal of alternative and complementary medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={10 3},
  pages={
          565-72
        }
}
OBJECTIVES This study quantifies and compares patient characteristics in outpatient acupuncture. SETTING/DESIGN Prospective primary source evidence was gathered at two prominent outpatient acupuncture clinics in Beijing, China (n = 563, n = 233). RESULTS The most common condition was Bell's palsy, which represented 20.6% and 25.3% of total cases at the two clinics, respectively. The second most common condition was cerebrovascular accident (CVA) rehabilitation. These treatments represented… 

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