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Complementary and alternative medicine. Part II: Clinical studies in gynecology.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of South Florida, Tampa, USA.
This review describes randomized and nonrandomized clinical studies in which complementary and alternative interventions were used to treat gynecologic illness and disease. The articles were identified through the use of The National Library of Medicine's electronic database. Statistically significant clinical benefit could not be identified for most practices. However, additional scientific investigation with appropriate research methods would help clarify a number of provocative insights and suggestions of potential clinical effectiveness.