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- Website: Science-based Medicine
- Resource type: Blog
Summary - The message of this resource is:
There is not enough evidence to recommend using acupuncture to treat people with depression.
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Chinese Medicine, mental health
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Rated on: 4/26/2016 4:33:22 PM
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