Two styles of acupuncture for treating painful diabetic neuropathy--a pilot randomised control trial.

@article{Ahn2007TwoSO,
  title={Two styles of acupuncture for treating painful diabetic neuropathy--a pilot randomised control trial.},
  author={Andrew C. Ahn and Taher Bennani and Roy Freeman and Osama Hamdy and Ted J. Kaptchuk},
  journal={Acupuncture in medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society},
  year={2007},
  volume={25 1-2},
  pages={11-7}
}
In a pilot study, we evaluated the clinical and mechanistic effects of two styles of acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Japanese acupuncture, for the treatment of painful diabetic neuropathy. Out of seven patients enrolled, three received Traditional Chinese acupuncture while four received Japanese style acupuncture. Treatments were delivered once a week for 10 weeks. Acupuncturists were permitted to select the needle interventions. Substantial differences in diagnostic… CONTINUE READING

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