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The Scientific Basis of Acupuncture Pathways

September 2013 Footnotes

By Narda Robinson, DVM, DO, Dipl. ABMA, FAAMA

Posted: September 10, 2013, 1:00 p.m. EDT

These are the footnotes for Dr. Robinson's September 2013 Evidence Based Medicine column, The Scientific Basis of Acupuncture Pathways.

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5 Litscher G. Letter to the editor. No, there is no conclusive scientific evidence for visualization of meridians at the moment. J Alt Complement Med. 2013; [Epub ahead of print].
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8 American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture website. Accessed at /redirect.aspx? on 07-14-13.
9 Anonymous. EPM: Elusive, pernicious, manageable. Holistic Horse. Accessed at /redirect.aspx? on 07-14-13.
10 Chvala S, Nowotny N, Kotzab E, et al. Use of the meridian test for the detection of equine herpesvirus type 1 infection in horses with decreased performance. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2004;225:554-559.
11 Cain M, Escodro PB, Luna SPL, et al. Equine protozoal myeloencephalitis: how predictable is the diagnosis with acupressure? 29th International Congress on Veterinary Acupuncture proceedings. Pp. 315-319. Accessed at /redirect.aspx? on 07-14-13.

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