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A Visual Guide to Acupuncture is a slide show made by WebMD and shows various aspects of acupuncture including some evidence-based comments on its use for chronic pain. References include:
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Ernst, E. Journal of Internal Medicine, February 2006. Wall Street Journal, March 2010. National Council Against Health Fraud. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Allais, L. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, January 2009. Mayhe, E. Rheumatology, May 2007. Agency for Healthcare Quality Research. Arthritis Today. Martin, D. Mayo Clinic Proceedings, June 2006. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. Sim, H. Journal of Pain, March 2011. Yang, C. Journal of Pain, February 2011. American Pain Society. National Institutes of Health. American Pain Foundation. Kelly, R. American Family Physician, September 2009. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Lee, A. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, April 2009. Us Magazine, Nov. 3, 2010. American Fertility Association. Manheimer, E. British Medical Journal, March 2008. Consumer Reports. American Cancer Society. Jindal, V. Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, June 2008. Kemper, K. Pediatrics, December 2008. World Health Organization. Litscher, G. Medical Acupuncture, 2004. American Academy of Medical Acupuncture. Smith, C. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, July 2011. Ezzo, J. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, February 2006.
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Mary Lasker (American health activist)
CHRONIC PAIN. Drug-free evidence. Treatments. Visual Guide to Acupuncture.