Z Gesamte Inn Med. 1979 Mar; 34(6): 168-73.
[Discussion of acupuncture as a therapeutic method]
Only relatively few objective critical controls of the acupuncture with the help of double-blind studies face the numerous publications on the successes of this form of treatment. These examinations led to the results that the successes of acupuncture in the same way may be reproduced by means of sham acupuncture. Since a (specific) effect transgressing the placebo or suggestive effect could not be proved on any part for the application of acupuncture the medico-juridicial demands must be put as in experiments on man.