Publications by authors named "Nils Lystad"

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[Does acupuncture work?].

Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 2017 11 28;137(22). Epub 2017 Nov 28.

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November 2017

On infantile colic: comments on the article by Skjeie and coworkers.

Scand J Prim Health Care 2014 Mar;32(1):51

Huldreveien 2 B 0276 Oslo , Norway . E-mail:

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4137904PMC
March 2014

[Acupuncture--a complementary treatment in general practice].

Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 2002 Apr;122(9):921-3

Det medisinske fakultet Universitetet i Oslo 0316 Oslo.

Background: Acupuncture is the complementary treatment most commonly used by general practitioners. This study describes the use of acupuncture among Norwegian general practitioners trained in acupuncture.

Material And Methods: By telephone or mail, a questionnaire was presented to 212 general practitioners who had completed training in complementary acupuncture. They were asked to describe the use and effect of acupuncture and their attitude towards acupuncture.

Results: Of the 111 physicians who replied (53%), 67 (60%) used acupuncture in their clinical practice. 78% had acupuncture courses of less than four weeks' duration only. 52% stated that acupuncture was the preferred treatment in more than 5% of their patients. About 70-80% used acupuncture as a supplement to conventional treatment. Acupuncture was commonly used in patients with musculoskeletal pain (93%), migraine (66%), and headache (63%), less often in patients with nausea, allergy, anxiety, sleep disturbances and gastrointestinal disorders. Improvement was reported in approximately three out of four patients. Lack of time was regarded as the major limitation to the use of acupuncture.

Interpretation: Many general practitioners trained in complementary acupuncture use acupuncture as an integrated part of their clinical practice.
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April 2002
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