Acupuncture treatment for pain: systematic review of randomised clinical trials with acupuncture, placebo acupuncture, and no acupuncture groups

Re: Acupuncture treatment for pain: systematic review of randomised clinical trials with acupuncture, placebo acupuncture, and no acupuncture groups

8 October 2012

As long as sham-acupuncture is performed in the same segmental region, either verum and sham acupuncture will both have effects.

In my opinion there are hardly any investigations with real sham-acupuncture and thus it's better to compare with no treatment or conventional threatment.

Competing interests: None declared

Erik De Wilde, Dentist/Acupuncturist

own practice, kluis 20 geleen the netherlands

Click to like: