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JAMA. 2014 Mar 5;311(9):955-6. doi: 10.1001/jama.2013.285478.

Acupuncture for chronic pain.

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1
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York.
2
Technical University, Munich, Germany.

Abstract

CLINICAL QUESTION:

Is acupuncture associated with reduced pain outcomes for patients with chronic pain compared with sham-acupuncture (placebo) or no-acupuncture control?

BOTTOM LINE:

Acupuncture is associated with improved pain outcomes compared with sham-acupuncture and no-acupuncture control, with response rates of approximately 30% for no acupuncture, 42.5% for sham acupuncture, and 50% for acupuncture.

PMID:
24595780
PMCID:
PMC4036643
DOI:
10.1001/jama.2013.285478
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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