Acupuncture for chronic pain: Individual patient data meta-analysis Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Acupuncture Therapy
  • Chronic Pain

abstract

  • Acupuncture is effective for the treatment of chronic pain and is therefore a reasonable referral option. Significant differences between true and sham acupuncture indicate that acupuncture is more than a placebo. However, these differences are relatively modest, suggesting that factors in addition to the specific effects of needling are important contributors to the therapeutic effects of acupuncture.

publication date

  • October 22, 2012

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3658605

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1001/archinternmed.2012.3654

PubMed ID

  • 22965186

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1444

end page

  • 53

volume

  • 172

number

  • 19