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  1. Acupuncture.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective

    - To provide clinicians, patients, and the general public with a responsible assessment of the use and effectiveness of acupuncture to treat a variety of conditions.

    Participants

    - A nonfederal, nonadvocate, 12-member panel representing the fields of acupuncture, pain, psychology, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, drug abuse, family practice, internal medicine, health policy, epidemiology, statistics, physiology, biophysics, and the representatives of the public.

    In addition, 25 experts from these same fields presented data to the panel and a conference audience of 1200.

    Presentations and discussions were divided into 3 phases over 21/2 days :

    • (1) presentations by investigators working in areas relevant to the consensus questions during a 2-day public session ;

    • (2) questions and statements from conference attendees during open discussion periods that were part of the public session ;

    • and (3) closed deliberations by the panel during the remainder of the second day and morning of the third.

    The conference was organized and supported by the Office of Alternative Medicine and the Office of Medical Applications of Research, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.

    Evidence.

    • The literature, produced from January 1970 to October 1997, was searched through MEDLINE,

    • Allied and Alternative Medicine,

    • EMBASE, and MANTIS, as well as through a hand search of 9 journals that were not indexed by the National Library of Medicine. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Acupuncture, Historique, Indication, Efficacité traitement, Etude comparative, Placebo, Evaluation, Homme, Médecine orientale, Médecine traditionnelle

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Acupuncture, Case history, Indication, Treatment efficiency, Comparative study, Placebo, Evaluation, Human, Oriental medicine, Folk medicine

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0526304

    Code Inist : 002B26O. Création : 23/03/1999.