Research: BERMAN, Complementary

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BERMAN, Complementary Medicine Program, University of Maryland at Kernan Hospital, Baltimore 21207-6697, USA,, reviewed (24 references) studies that are of sound methodological quality and contribute to an understanding of acupuncture.


It is difficult to design an appropriate control group for acupuncture studies, because acupuncture is an invasive, physical modality. No single control group can answer all research questions.





Berman BM. Clinical applications of acupuncture: an overview of the evidence. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 7 (Suppl 1): S111-8. 2001.

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