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-- Karst, M., Winterhalter, M., Munte, S., Francki, B., Hondronikos, A., Eckardt, A., Hoy, L., Buhck, H., Bernateck, M. & Fink, M. (2007). Auricular acupuncture for dental anxiety: a randomized controlled trial. Anesthesia Analog, 104, 295-300.
The purpose of the study was to evaluate the potential efficacy and acceptability of accupuncture for posttraumatic stress disorder. Acupuncture may be an efficacious and acceptable nonexposure treatment option for posttraumatic stress disorder. Larger trials with additional controls and methods are warranted to replicate and extend these findings.
-- J Nerv Ment Dis. 2007 Jun;195(6):504-13. Acupuncture for posttraumatic stress disorder: a randomized controlled pilot trial.Hollifield M, Sinclair-Lian N, Warner TD, Hammerschlag R.
The integration of complementary therapies into community mental health practice may hold promise of enhancing mental health outcomes and improving quality of life for long-term users of mental health services. The description includes acupuncture as a therapy.
-- J Altern Complement Med. 2005 Jun;11(3):569-74. Integrating complementary therapies into community mental health practice: an exploration.Collinge W, Wentworth R, Sabo S.
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