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Acupuncture research - the first 10 years in exeter
  1. E Ernst, professor
  1. Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Exeter, UK, Edzard.Ernst{at}


    For 10 years, our unit has intensively researched the efficacy and safety of acupuncture. This is a brief summary of our work in this area. Specifically, it deals with the development of a sham needle, with various systematic reviews and prospective studies in the area of safety, and with our clinical trials and systematic reviews on efficacy. We also hope in the future that we will be able to contribute to the understanding of acupuncture as a therapeutic modality.

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