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JAAD Case Rep. 2015 Sep 29;1(6):345–7. doi: 10.1016/j.jdcr.2015.08.004. eCollection 2015. Prurigo nodularis after acupuncture.

Chin Med. 2016 Apr 5;11:16. doi: 10.1186/s13020–016–0088–7. eCollection 2016. Acupuncture therapy for drug addiction. "Contradictory results, intergroup differences, variation in sample sizes, and acupuncture placebo effects made it difficult to evaluate acupuncture effectiveness in drug addiction treatment." And prior plausibility? No reason to think acupuncture would do anything for addictions.

Acupunct Med. 2016 Apr;34(2):149–51. doi: 10.1136/acupmed–2015–212110rep. Atlanto-axial infection after acupuncture.. " It is more likely that haematogenous spread of infection resulted in seeding in the atlanto-axial joint, with the proximity of the arthritis and acupuncture site being coincidental." Uh huh. SURE it is.

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