Acupuncture for the treatment or management of chronic pain.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Evidence supports the safety and efficacy of acupuncture compared with no treatment, but it is unclear what role the placebo effect plays in acupuncture's efficacy. In determining whether acupuncture is indicated for a given individual or patient population, clinicians should consider acupuncture's effectiveness compared with no acupuncture--as well as the effectiveness, safety, and cost of alternative types of treatment.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Coeytaux, RR; Garland, E

Duke Contributors

Published Date

  • May 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 74 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 221 - 225

PubMed ID

  • 23940892

Pubmed Central ID

  • 23940892

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0029-2559


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States