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We both value the research of modern science and the many developments that have been discovered.
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This information is extracted from an original paper
(Acupuncture in Medicine June 2011 Volume 29 Issue 2)
This was a pilot study to test the viability of carrying out a further larger study.
Extract from the authors discussion.
'We consider the present methods for real/sham acupuncture treatments and data collection to be relevant for a randomised controlled study of the effect of acupuncture for radiotherapy-
It is important to remember that this pilot study and it was too small to extrapolate from. All the patients were given anti sickness drugs at the same time as the acupuncture was administered (real or sham). Of the five cases receiving real acupuncture only one experienced nausea/vomiting. Of the the five cases receiving sham acupuncture two experienced nausea and two experienced nausea and vomiting.