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J Pain Res


Effectiveness and Safety of Acupuncture-Related Therapies for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain: A Protocol for Systematic Review and Network Meta-Analysis.


Zhou Z, Xu G, Huang L, Shu Y, Tian H, Huang F, Liu YL, Liang F, Sun M
J Pain Res. 2022; 15:3959-3969.
PMID: 36561644.


Chronic pain is one of the major health problems worldwide in recent years, and acupuncture-related therapies have been reported to have definite analgesic effects. However, it is still unclear which treatment is the most effective. Our systematic review and network meta-analysis protocol aims to summarize the evidence and determine the most effective method to treat the chronic musculoskeletal pain.