Z Rheumatol. 1997 Jan-Feb; 56(1): 8-20.
[Acupuncture in treatment of inflammatory rheumatic diseases]
Medizinische Hochschule Hannover Abteilung Rheumatologie.
Seventeen studies were examined with regard to efficacy and scientific quality of acupuncture in rheumatoid arthritis, spondarthropathy, lupus erythematosus, local and progressive systemic scleroderma. Acupuncture cannot be recommended for treatment of these diseases. By far, the most studies examined failed to show sufficient quality.