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Acupuncture can be considered among the safer treatments in medicine. Serious adverse events are rare, and the most common minor adverse events are very mild.
With meta-analyses for the overall risk of acupuncture-related AEs covering over 845637 patients undergoing
more than 7.4 million treatments and for the risk of SAEs covering more than 1.2 million patients and 10.6 million treatments, the amount of data is equivalent to that on the safety of, for example, common analgesics.
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This column continues the series from the Society for Acupuncture Research (SAR), and drives to the heart of a troubling issue for the field: the significant gap between substantive research findings and the uptake of acupuncture among most institutions in the mainstream dominant medical industry.
Of particular interest to this reader is the focus of the first four of the noted initiatives: to help educate acupuncture practitioners, as agents of change, to be better equipped to advocate for the growing body of acupuncture science.
On this page, you will find links to articles in the BMJ that explain how to read and interpret different kinds of research papers.
In this randomized clinical trial of electroacupuncture (EA) treatment for insomnia in patients with depression, quality of sleep improved significantly in the EA group compared with the SA or control group at week 8 and was sustained at week 32.