Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2015;2015:908538. doi: 10.1155/2015/908538. Epub 2015 Apr 2. Acupuncture to Reduce HIV-Associated Inflammation.. “ CAIP-based acupuncture did not favorably modulate inflammatory or lipid parameters. Additional studies are warranted of CAIP-based protocols of different frequencies/durations.” It didn’t work. Why would it? So lets do more studies.
PLoS One. 2015 Apr 28;10(4):e0125240. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0125240. eCollection 2015. Acupuncture therapy for sudden sensorineural hearing loss: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. “There was not sufficient evidence showing that acupuncture therapy alone was beneficial for treating SSHL. However, interventions combining acupuncture with WMCT had more efficacious results in the treatment of SSHL than WMCT alone. Electroacupuncture alone might be a viable alternative treatment besides WMCT for SSHL. However, given that there were fewer eligible RCTs and limitations in the included trials, such as methodological drawbacks and small sample sizes, large-scale RCTs are required to confirm the current findings regarding acupuncture therapy for SSHL.”