Points of Interest: 08/19/2016

Rev Lat Am Enfermagem. 2016 Aug 15;24:e2762. doi: 10.1590/1518–8345.0647.2762. Effectiveness of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture versus Sham Acupuncture: a Systematic Review. "…the evidence gathered was not sufficient to affirm the effectiveness of traditional acupuncture compared with sham acupuncture."

Integr Cancer Ther. 2016 Aug 16. pii: 1534735416664172. Acupuncture for Managing Cancer-Related Insomnia: A Systematic Review of Randomized Clinical Trials. "There is a low level of evidence that acupuncture may be superior to sham acupuncture, drugs or hormones therapy. However, the number of studies and effect size are small for clinical significance. Further clinical trials are warranted."

Z Rheumatol. 2016 Aug 17. Comparison of the effectiveness of medicinal leech and TENS therapy in the treatment of primary osteoarthritis of the knee : A randomized controlled trial.

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