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Since no one else seems interested, I'll go ahead and transform my comments into an answer. Not sure things will meet the site standards, but I'll let y'all decide. First of all, the Australian government doesn't seem to think much of the rings. Quote (bolding is mine:) Additionally, the company's website, www.nosnor.com, claimed the ring had a 'proven ...


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Within a huge global organisation as the WHO, there is a lot of lobbying between groups promoting evidence based medicine and promoters of traditionally and complementary treatments, as described here. The book Trick or Treatment? Alternative Medicine on Trial by Edzard Ernst and Simon Singh devotes a lot of attention to the WHO's policy This list of ...


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It seems to be highly variable and condition-specific, although this latest review of reviews has some interesting results (mind you that's in paediatric population): Efficacy and safety of acupuncture in children: An overview of systematic reviews. (highlighting is mine) We included 24 systematic reviews, comprising 142 RCTs with 12787 participants. ...


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In conclusion, there is limited evidence deriving from one study that deep needling directly into myofascial trigger points has an overall treatment effect when compared with standardised care. Whilst the result of the meta-analysis of needling compared with placebo controls does not attain statistically significant, the overall direction could be compatible ...


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Linde, Klaus, et al. "Acupuncture for tension-type headache." Cochrane Database Syst Rev 1.1 (2009)., based on eleven trials with 2317 participants (median 62, range 10 to 1265) that met the inclusion criteria: In the previous version of this review, evidence in support of acupuncture for tension-type headache was considered insufficient. Now, with six ...


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In this small study of 14 healthy female subjects blood flow to skin and muscle was measured following acupuncture needle insertion: [1] In randomised order, 2-7 days apart, three modes of needle stimulation were performed on the anterior aspect of the tibia: superficial insertion (SF), insertion into the anterior tibial muscle (Mu), and insertion ...


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