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Simulated acupuncture can treat nausea effectively in cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy

Posted in Uncategorized by drnic on March 24, 2011
In a recent study comparing acupuncture with simulated acupuncture: 
Simulated acupuncture can treat nausea effectively in cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy
http://www.news-medical.net/news/20110324/Simulated-acupuncture-can-treat-nausea-effectively-in-cancer-patients-undergoing-radiotherapy.aspx

More compelling evidence of the power of the placebo effect and the power of our own thought and mind
The study from Karoli ska Institutet and Linköping University  in Sweden showed that patients, who received only standard care including medications for nausea, felt significantly more nau­sea than patients in both the real and simulated acupuncture groups.

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