Points of Interest 10/13/2016

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Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2016;2016:1834646. Epub 2016 Sep 20. Acupuncture for Tourette Syndrome: A Systematic Review. "The combined results showed that acupuncture may have better short-term effect than Western medicine for TS and that acupuncture may be an effective adjuvant therapy in improving the effect of Western medicine on TS, but the evidence is limited because of existing biases. Rigorous high-quality RCTs are needed to verify these findings." Same as it ever was: poor studies suggest an effect. Better studies need to be done.

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