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Jun
2013

Acupuncture has been used as a treatment for cognitive impairment.
This review assesses clinical evidence for or against acupuncture as a treatment for cognitive impairment. This review also discusses the proposed mechanism(s) that could link acupuncture to improved cognitive function.
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