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Virginia Barbeitos Cruz

Department of Medicine, Universidade Federal de Goias, Goiania, Brazil

  • Review Article   
    STRICTA and the Traditional Acupuncture Paradigm: Time to Update?
    Author(s): Virginia Barbeitos Cruz* and Ana Luiza Lima Sousa

    Introduction: Although acupuncture is an ancient therapeutic technique of inestimable value, it currently still adopts its intact traditional model, despite all technological developments and elucidated mechanisms of action. We aimed to critically analyze the Revised STandards for Reporting Interventions in Clinical Trials of Acupuncture (STRICTA) based on contemporary science and health contexts. Discussion: We evaluated the content of STRICTA guidelines published in 2001, and updated in 2010, and compared it to that of published articles that address acupuncture mechanisms of action, in light of science, acupuncture research methodology, and scientific communications of acupuncture efficacy studies in different clinical conditions seeking to identify gaps, congruencies, and dissonances. We then developed a critical analysis of the line of tho.. View More»

    DOI: 10.36846/2472-1654-9.1.9003

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