Acupuncture : Efficacy Safety and Practice by British Medical Association PDF

By British Medical Association

ISBN-10: 0203989961

ISBN-13: 9780203989968

This dialogue of acupuncture presents info in this widely-used treatment of complementary and substitute drugs, and informs the reader of the worth of acupuncture and its most probably position in the NHS.

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Acupuncture for smoking cessation and weight loss Acupuncture has gained a reputation for assisting the management of certain behaviours, particularly 20 ACUPUNCTURE: EFFICACY, SAFETY AND PRACTICE smoking (see table 6, page 34) and overeating. , 1999) included 18 reports with 20 trials which compared acupuncture to various control interventions. Acupuncture was no better than placebo acupuncture, whether assessed immediately after treatment or at six or twelve-month follow-ups. On the basis of three studies, acupuncture was better than no treatment at all immediately, but this benefit had disappeared by six months.

Acupuncture: a scientific appraisal. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann Reprinted by permission of Butterworth-Heinemann THE EVIDENCE BASE OF ACUPUNCTURE 27 Table 2: Controlled clinical trials of acupuncture for back pain Acup=acupuncture; EA=electroacupuncture; NS=not significant; VAS=visual analogue scale. 28 ACUPUNCTURE: EFFICACY, SAFETY AND PRACTICE Source: Ernst E (1999). Clinical effectiveness of acupuncture: an overview of systematic reviews. ) Acupuncture: a scientific appraisal. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann Reprinted by permission of Butterworth-Heinemann THE EVIDENCE BASE OF ACUPUNCTURE 29 Table 3: Controlled trials of acupuncture for neck pain Acup=acupuncture; EA=electroacupuncture; OA=osteoarthritis; ROM=range of movement; stats=statistics; VAS=visual analogue scale.

Clinical effectiveness of acupuncture: an overview of systematic reviews. ) Acupuncture: a scientific appraisal. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann Reprinted by permission of Butterworth-Heinemann THE EVIDENCE BASE OF ACUPUNCTURE 27 Table 2: Controlled clinical trials of acupuncture for back pain Acup=acupuncture; EA=electroacupuncture; NS=not significant; VAS=visual analogue scale. 28 ACUPUNCTURE: EFFICACY, SAFETY AND PRACTICE Source: Ernst E (1999). Clinical effectiveness of acupuncture: an overview of systematic reviews.

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