Comparison of acupuncture and other drugs for chronic constipation: A network meta-analysis – L.Zhu et al – 2018

Abstract The objective of this study was to compare the efficacy and side effects of acupuncture, sham acupuncture and drugs in the treatment of chronic constipation. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) assessing the effects of acupuncture and drugs for chronic constipation were comprehensively retrieved from electronic databases (such as PubMed, Cochrane Library, Embase, CNKI, Wanfang Database, VIP Database and CBM) up …

Acupuncture for Chronic Pain: Update of an Individual Patient Data Meta-Analysis

Highlights •Acupuncture has a clinically relevant effect on chronic pain that persists over time. •The effect of acupuncture cannot be explained only by placebo effects. •Factors in addition to the specific effects of needling are important contributors. •Referral for acupuncture treatment is a reasonable option for chronic pain patients. Abstract Despite wide use in clinical practice, acupuncture remains a controversial …