Acupuncture and multiple sclerosis: a review of the evidence.

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Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM, ISSN: 1741-427X, Vol: 2014, Page: 972935

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2014
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https://doi.org/10.1155/2014/972935
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25045394
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10.1155/2014/972935
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PMC4086829
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Karpatkin, H. I., Napolione, D., Siminovich-Blok, B.
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Hindawi Limited, Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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Use of acupuncture to treat multiple sclerosis (MS) is fairly common, but little literature exists which studies its effectiveness. The purpose of this paper is to review the literature on the use of acupuncture to treat MS. A literature search resulted in twelve peer-reviewed articles on the subject that examined the use of acupuncture to treat MS related quality of life (QoL), fatigue, spasticity, and pain. The majority of the studies were poorly designed-without control, randomization, or blinding. Description of the subjects, interventions, and outcome measures as well as statistical analysis was often lacking or minimal. Although many of the studies suggested that acupuncture was successful in improving MS related symptoms, lack of statistical rigor and poor study design make it difficult to draw any conclusions about the true effectiveness of this intervention in the MS population. Further studies with more rigorous designs and analysis are needed before accurate claims can be made as to the effectiveness of acupuncture in this population.

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