Reviews of acupuncture for chronic neck pain: pitfalls in conducting systematic reviews.

@article{White2002ReviewsOA,
  title={Reviews of acupuncture for chronic neck pain: pitfalls in conducting systematic reviews.},
  author={P White and George Lewith and Brian Berman and Stephen Birch},
  journal={Rheumatology},
  year={2002},
  volume={41 11},
  pages={1224-31}
}
This paper examines some of the problems specifically associated with conducting research into acupuncture and how this can lead to further problems with subsequent systematic reviews. Studies for the treatment of chronic neck pain have been used as examples of how presented information can be misleading to an acupuncture-naive reader and how researchers must be sensitive to these problems when compiling their inclusion and exclusion criteria. The problems associated with scoring trials are… CONTINUE READING