Clinical acupuncture research in the West
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- Meng, X., Xu, S. & Lao, L. Front. Med. (2011) 5: 134. doi:10.1007/s11684-011-0135-9
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In recent years, acupuncture has rapidly become part of mainstream medicine in the West, where new developments in acupuncture clinical research show extensive progress in evaluating the efficacy and safety of the modality in many categories of disease, especially in pain conditions. Although challenges and difficulties remain, the acupuncture research community has matured and its past experience may lead to even better methods and more innovative research.