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Massage Therapeutic Evidence

The term “evidence-based medicine” (EBM) first appeared in a paper in 1992. 1 In the late 1990s, EBM had emerged as the premier method of teaching and practicing medicine.  EBM promotes the use of up-to-date “best” scientific evidence from healthcare research as the basis for making medical decisions. As acupuncture has been getting widely practiced not only in private clinics but also in many University hospitals, there has been a strong demand for scientific evidence to defend its safety and efficacy. Those calling for this testing point to the fact that stringent testing is required for the determining safety and efficacy of acupuncture.  Under the EBM concept, high quality evidence means evidence derived from randomized controlled trials and systematic reviews.  Read more

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Massage Effects