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-- Behav Med. 2008 Summer;34(2):55-64. Acupuncture for psychiatric illness: a literature review.Samuels N, Gropp C, Singer SR, Oberbaum M.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the evidence for the efficacy of acupuncture in the treatment of anxiety and anxiety disorders by systematic review of the relevant research. Positive findings were reported for acupuncture in the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder or anxiety neurosis but there is currently insufficient research evidence for firm conclusions to be drawn. There is some limited evidence in favor of auricular acupuncture in perioperative anxiety. Overall, the findings indicate that further research is warranted in the form of well designed, adequately powered studies.
-- Acupunct Med. 2007 Jun;25(1-2):1-10. Acupuncture for anxiety and anxiety disorders--a systematic literature review.Pilkington K, Kirkwood G, Rampes H, Cummings M, Richardson J.ter.ac.uk
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