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Spotlight on Evidence Synthesis Program

Evidence Map - Acupuncture as Treatment for Adult Health Conditions: Update from 2013–2021


by Jennifer Allen, ANP-BC, APHN-C ; Janet Clark, MD ; Selene Mak, PhD, MPH ; Juli Olson, DC, DACM, DipOM ; Paul Shekelle, MD, PhD, MPH
Seminar date: 9/14/2022

Description: Complementary and integrative health (CIH) options continue to grow in popularity among the general public as well as Veterans. The VA’s Evidence Synthesis Program (ESP) Center in Los Angeles, CA conducted an update of a 2013 review to provide a broad overview of systematic reviews of acupuncture for adult health conditions of interest to VA.

Intended Audience: Anyone interested in the use of acupuncture for wellness.

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