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A scoping and systematic review of the efficacy of veterinary acupuncture

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dc.contributor.advisor Brad, Hanna Rose, Wesley 2016-09-08T20:42:40Z 2016-09-08T20:42:40Z 2016-08 2016-08-30 2016-09-08
dc.description.abstract Acupuncture is a medical procedure that involves stimulating specific points on the body to achieve therapeutic purposes. Acupuncture’s popularity has increased in both human and veterinary medicine. There is debate in the published literature with regard to its efficacy. We conducted scoping and systematic reviews to examine veterinary acupuncture’s efficacy. Our scoping review revealed a body of literature that was comprised primarily of narrative reviews, case reports, and case series. Controlled trials represented 21% of the published literature. Our systematic review examined acupuncture’s efficacy for the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions in dogs. Preliminary results were presented in this thesis. Eleven trials covering 8 musculoskeletal conditions were included. There was a risk of bias in many of the included trials. Trials differed with regard to the acupuncture methods used, control protocols, and outcome measures. These issues make data synthesis difficult and prevent the drawing of conclusions based on the available literature. en_US
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dc.subject Acupuncture en_US
dc.subject Electroacupuncture en_US
dc.subject Dog en_US
dc.subject Cat en_US
dc.subject Horse en_US
dc.subject Equine en_US
dc.subject Feline en_US
dc.subject Canine en_US
dc.subject Veterinary en_US
dc.subject Efficacy en_US
dc.subject Acupressure en_US
dc.title A scoping and systematic review of the efficacy of veterinary acupuncture en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Biomedical Sciences en_US Master of Science en_US Department of Biomedical Sciences en_US
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