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Ted Jack Kaptchuk, B.A.

TitleProfessor of Medicine
InstitutionBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
DepartmentMedicine
AddressGen Medicine / PRICARE
Beth Israel Deaconess
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston MA 02215
Phone617/945-7827
Fax617/492-3182
Other Positions
TitleLecturer on Global Health and Social Medicine
InstitutionHarvard Medical School
DepartmentGlobal Health and Social Medicine


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  1. Kam-Hansen S, Jakubowski M, Kelley JM, Kirsch I, Hoaglin DC, Kaptchuk TJ, Burstein R. Altered placebo and drug labeling changes the outcome of episodic migraine attacks. Sci Transl Med. 2014 Jan 8; 6(218):218ra5.
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  2. Wells RE, Yeh GY, Kerr CE, Wolkin J, Davis RB, Tan Y, Spaeth R, Wall RB, Walsh J, Kaptchuk TJ, Press D, Phillips RS, Kong J. Meditation's impact on default mode network and hippocampus in mild cognitive impairment: A pilot study. Neurosci Lett. 2013 Nov 27; 556:15-9.
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  3. Gardiner P, Whelan J, White LF, Filippelli AC, Bharmal N, Kaptchuk TJ. A systematic review of the prevalence of herb usage among racial/ethnic minorities in the United States. J Immigr Minor Health. 2013 Aug; 15(4):817-28.
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  4. Kong J, Spaeth R, Cook A, Kirsch I, Claggett B, Vangel M, Gollub RL, Smoller JW, Kaptchuk TJ. Are all placebo effects equal? Placebo pills, sham acupuncture, cue conditioning and their association. PLoS One. 2013; 8(7):e67485.
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  5. Hull SC, Colloca L, Avins A, Gordon NP, Somkin CP, Kaptchuk TJ, Miller FG. Patients' attitudes about the use of placebo treatments: telephone survey. BMJ. 2013; 347:f3757.
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  6. Vase L, Baram S, Takakura N, Yajima H, Takayama M, Kaptchuk TJ, Schou S, Jensen TS, Zachariae R, Svensson P. Specifying the nonspecific components of acupuncture analgesia. Pain. 2013 Sep; 154(9):1659-67.
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  7. Wells RE, Kerr CE, Wolkin J, Dossett M, Davis RB, Walsh J, Wall RB, Kong J, Kaptchuk T, Press D, Phillips RS, Yeh G. Meditation for adults with mild cognitive impairment: a pilot randomized trial. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2013 Apr; 61(4):642-5.
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  8. Kong J, Jensen K, Loiotile R, Cheetham A, Wey HY, Tan Y, Rosen B, Smoller JW, Kaptchuk TJ, Gollub RL. Functional connectivity of the frontoparietal network predicts cognitive modulation of pain. Pain. 2013 Mar; 154(3):459-67.
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  9. Raicek JE, Stone BH, Kaptchuk TJ. Placebos in 19th century medicine: a quantitative analysis of the BMJ. BMJ. 2012; 345:e8326.
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  10. Hall KT, Lembo AJ, Kirsch I, Ziogas DC, Douaiher J, Jensen KB, Conboy LA, Kelley JM, Kokkotou E, Kaptchuk TJ. Catechol-O-Methyltransferase val158met Polymorphism Predicts Placebo Effect in Irritable Bowel Syndrome. PLoS One. 2012; 7(10):e48135.
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  11. Jensen KB, Kaptchuk TJ, Kirsch I, Raicek J, Lindstrom KM, Berna C, Gollub RL, Ingvar M, Kong J. Nonconscious activation of placebo and nocebo pain responses. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Sep 25; 109(39):15959-64.
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  12. Kelley JM, Kaptchuk TJ, Cusin C, Lipkin S, Fava M. Open-label placebo for major depressive disorder: a pilot randomized controlled trial. Psychother Psychosom. 2012; 81(5):312-4.
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  13. Song J, Chen WY, Wu LY, Zheng LP, Lin W, Gao D, Kaptchuk TJ, Chen KJ. A microarray analysis of angiogenesis modulation effect of Xuefu Zhuyu Decoction on endothelial cells. Chin J Integr Med. 2012 Jul; 18(7):502-6.
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  14. Bishop FL, Adams AE, Kaptchuk TJ, Lewith GT. Informed consent and placebo effects: a content analysis of information leaflets to identify what clinical trial participants are told about placebos. PLoS One. 2012; 7(6):e39661.
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  15. Bishop FL, Jacobson EE, Shaw J, Kaptchuk TJ. Participants' experiences of being debriefed to placebo allocation in a clinical trial. Qual Health Res. 2012 Aug; 22(8):1138-49.
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  16. Highfield ES, Lama P, Grodin MA, Kaptchuk TJ, Crosby SS. Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine for survivors of torture and refugee trauma: a descriptive report. J Immigr Minor Health. 2012 Jun; 14(3):433-40.
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  17. Napadow V, Sheehan JD, Kim J, Lacount LT, Park K, Kaptchuk TJ, Rosen BR, Kuo B. The brain circuitry underlying the temporal evolution of nausea in humans. Cereb Cortex. 2013 Apr; 23(4):806-13.
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  18. Greenslit NP, Kaptchuk TJ. Antidepressants and advertising: psychopharmaceuticals in crisis. Yale J Biol Med. 2012 Mar; 85(1):153-8.
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  19. Bishop FL, Jacobson EE, Shaw JR, Kaptchuk TJ. Scientific tools, fake treatments, or triggers for psychological healing: how clinical trial participants conceptualise placebos. Soc Sci Med. 2012 Mar; 74(5):767-74.
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  20. Wells RE, Kaptchuk TJ. To tell the truth, the whole truth, may do patients harm: the problem of the nocebo effect for informed consent. Am J Bioeth. 2012; 12(3):22-9.
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  21. Chen YI, Ren JQ, Kaptchuk TJ, Kwong KK. Restoring cerebral dopamine homeostasis by electrical forepaw stimulation: an FMRI study. Synapse. 2012 Apr; 66(4):331-9.
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  22. Highfield ES, Spellman L, Barnes LL, Kaptchuk TJ, Paradis G, Conboy LA, Saper R. Profile of minority and under-served patients using acupuncture. Complement Ther Med. 2012 Feb-Apr; 20(1-2):70-2.
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  23. Grelotti DJ, Kaptchuk TJ. Placebo by proxy. BMJ. 2011; 343:d4345.
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  24. Harris ES, Cao S, Littlefield BA, Craycroft JA, Scholten R, Kaptchuk T, Fu Y, Wang W, Liu Y, Chen H, Zhao Z, Clardy J, Woolf AD, Eisenberg DM. Heavy metal and pesticide content in commonly prescribed individual raw Chinese Herbal Medicines. Sci Total Environ. 2011 Sep 15; 409(20):4297-305.
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  25. Wechsler ME, Kelley JM, Boyd IO, Dutile S, Marigowda G, Kirsch I, Israel E, Kaptchuk TJ. Active albuterol or placebo, sham acupuncture, or no intervention in asthma. N Engl J Med. 2011 Jul 14; 365(2):119-26.
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  26. Ahn AC, Kaptchuk TJ. Spatial anisotropy analyses of subcutaneous tissue layer: potential insights into its biomechanical characteristics. J Anat. 2011 Oct; 219(4):515-24.
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  27. Kaptchuk TJ. Placebo studies and ritual theory: a comparative analysis of Navajo, acupuncture and biomedical healing. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2011 Jun 27; 366(1572):1849-58.
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  28. Hróbjartsson A, Kaptchuk TJ, Miller FG. Placebo effect studies are susceptible to response bias and to other types of biases. J Clin Epidemiol. 2011 Nov; 64(11):1223-9.
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  29. Kerr CE, Jones SR, Wan Q, Pritchett DL, Wasserman RH, Wexler A, Villanueva JJ, Shaw JR, Lazar SW, Kaptchuk TJ, Littenberg R, Hämäläinen MS, Moore CI. Effects of mindfulness meditation training on anticipatory alpha modulation in primary somatosensory cortex. Brain Res Bull. 2011 May 30; 85(3-4):96-103.
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  30. Kerr CE, Shaw JR, Conboy LA, Kelley JM, Jacobson E, Kaptchuk TJ. Placebo acupuncture as a form of ritual touch healing: a neurophenomenological model. Conscious Cogn. 2011 Sep; 20(3):784-91.
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  31. Li A, Kaptchuk TJ. The case of acupuncture for chronic low back pain: when efficacy and comparative effectiveness conflict. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Feb 1; 36(3):181-2.
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  32. Kaptchuk TJ, Friedlander E, Kelley JM, Sanchez MN, Kokkotou E, Singer JP, Kowalczykowski M, Miller FG, Kirsch I, Lembo AJ. Placebos without deception: a randomized controlled trial in irritable bowel syndrome. PLoS One. 2010; 5(12):e15591.
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  33. Eisenberg DM, Harris ES, Littlefield BA, Cao S, Craycroft JA, Scholten R, Bayliss P, Fu Y, Wang W, Qiao Y, Zhao Z, Chen H, Liu Y, Kaptchuk T, Hahn WC, Wang X, Roberts T, Shamu CE, Clardy J. Developing a library of authenticated Traditional Chinese Medicinal (TCM) plants for systematic biological evaluation--rationale, methods and preliminary results from a Sino-American collaboration. Fitoterapia. 2011 Jan; 82(1):17-33.
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  34. Zyloney CE, Jensen K, Polich G, Loiotile RE, Cheetham A, LaViolette PS, Tu P, Kaptchuk TJ, Gollub RL, Kong J. Imaging the functional connectivity of the Periaqueductal Gray during genuine and sham electroacupuncture treatment. Mol Pain. 2010; 6:80.
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  35. Nguyen LT, Davis RB, Kaptchuk TJ, Phillips RS. Use of complementary and alternative medicine and self-rated health status: results from a national survey. J Gen Intern Med. 2011 Apr; 26(4):399-404.
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  36. Miller FG, Kaptchuk TJ. Acupuncture for chronic low back pain. N Engl J Med. 2010 Oct 28; 363(18):1776; author reply 1777-8.
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  37. Yeh GY, Kaptchuk TJ, Shmerling RH. Prescribing tai chi for fibromyalgia--are we there yet? N Engl J Med. 2010 Aug 19; 363(8):783-4.
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  38. Kaptchuk TJ, Chen KJ, Song J. Recent clinical trials of acupuncture in the West: responses from the practitioners. Chin J Integr Med. 2010 Jun; 16(3):197-203.
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  39. Ahn AC, Park M, Shaw JR, McManus CA, Kaptchuk TJ, Langevin HM. Electrical impedance of acupuncture meridians: the relevance of subcutaneous collagenous bands. PLoS One. 2010; 5(7):e11907.
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  40. Kelley JM, Kaptchuk TJ. Group analysis versus individual response: the inferential limits of randomized controlled trials. Contemp Clin Trials. 2010 Sep; 31(5):423-8.
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  41. Roscoe JA, O'Neill M, Jean-Pierre P, Heckler CE, Kaptchuk TJ, Bushunow P, Shayne M, Huston A, Qazi R, Smith B. An exploratory study on the effects of an expectancy manipulation on chemotherapy-related nausea. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2010 Sep; 40(3):379-90.
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  42. Takakura N, Takayama M, Kawase A, Kaptchuk TJ, Yajima H. Double blinding with a new placebo needle: a further validation study. Acupunct Med. 2010 Sep; 28(3):144-8.
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  43. Tilburt JC, Miller FG, Jenkins S, Kaptchuk TJ, Clarridge B, Bolcic-Jankovic D, Emanuel EJ, Curlin FA. Factors that influence practitioners' interpretations of evidence from alternative medicine trials: a factorial vignette experiment embedded in a national survey. Med Care. 2010 Apr; 48(4):341-8.
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  44. Cremonini F, Ziogas DC, Chang HY, Kokkotou E, Kelley JM, Conboy L, Kaptchuk TJ, Lembo AJ. Meta-analysis: the effects of placebo treatment on gastro-oesophageal reflux disease. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2010 Jul; 32(1):29-42.
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  45. Finniss DG, Kaptchuk TJ, Miller F, Benedetti F. Biological, clinical, and ethical advances of placebo effects. Lancet. 2010 Feb 20; 375(9715):686-95.
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  46. Goldman RH, Stason WB, Park SK, Kim R, Mudgal S, Davis RB, Kaptchuk TJ. Low-dose amitriptyline for treatment of persistent arm pain due to repetitive use. Pain. 2010 Apr; 149(1):117-23.
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  47. Gao D, Wu LY, Jiao YH, Chen WY, Chen Y, Kaptchuk TJ, Lu B, Song J, Chen KJ. The effect of Xuefu Zhuyu Decoction on in vitro endothelial progenitor cell tube formation. Chin J Integr Med. 2010 Feb; 16(1):50-3.
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  48. Fregni F, Imamura M, Chien HF, Lew HL, Boggio P, Kaptchuk TJ, Riberto M, Hsing WT, Battistella LR, Furlan A. Challenges and recommendations for placebo controls in randomized trials in physical and rehabilitation medicine: a report of the international placebo symposium working group. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2010 Feb; 89(2):160-72.
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  49. Park JJ, Kang M, Shin S, Choi E, Kwon S, Wee H, Nam B, Kaptchuk TJ. Unexplained infertility treated with acupuncture and herbal medicine in Korea. J Altern Complement Med. 2010 Feb; 16(2):193-8.
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  50. Manek NJ, Crowson CS, Ottenberg AL, Curlin FA, Kaptchuk TJ, Tilburt JC. What rheumatologists in the United States think of complementary and alternative medicine: results of a national survey. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2010; 10:5.
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  51. Wasan AD, Kong J, Pham LD, Kaptchuk TJ, Edwards R, Gollub RL. The impact of placebo, psychopathology, and expectations on the response to acupuncture needling in patients with chronic low back pain. J Pain. 2010 Jun; 11(6):555-63.
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  52. Kokkotou E, Conboy LA, Ziogas DC, Quilty MT, Kelley JM, Davis RB, Lembo AJ, Kaptchuk TJ. Serum correlates of the placebo effect in irritable bowel syndrome. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2010 Mar; 22(3):285-e81.
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  53. Conboy LA, Macklin E, Kelley J, Kokkotou E, Lembo A, Kaptchuk T. Which patients improve: characteristics increasing sensitivity to a supportive patient-practitioner relationship. Soc Sci Med. 2010 Feb; 70(3):479-84.
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  54. Polich G, Dole C, Kaptchuk TJ. The need to act a little more 'scientific': biomedical researchers investigating complementary and alternative medicine. Sociol Health Illn. 2010 Jan; 32(1):106-22.
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  55. Kaptchuk TJ, Kerr CE, Zanger A. Placebo controls, exorcisms, and the devil. Lancet. 2009 Oct 10; 374(9697):1234-5.
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  56. Kaptchuk TJ, Shaw J, Kerr CE, Conboy LA, Kelley JM, Csordas TJ, Lembo AJ, Jacobson EE. "Maybe I made up the whole thing": placebos and patients' experiences in a randomized controlled trial. Cult Med Psychiatry. 2009 Sep; 33(3):382-411.
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  57. Curlin FA, Rasinski KA, Kaptchuk TJ, Emanuel EJ, Miller FG, Tilburt JC. Religion, clinicians, and the integration of complementary and alternative medicines. J Altern Complement Med. 2009 Sep; 15(9):987-94.
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  58. Kelley JM, Lembo AJ, Ablon JS, Villanueva JJ, Conboy LA, Levy R, Marci CD, Kerr CE, Kirsch I, Jacobson EE, Riess H, Kaptchuk TJ. Patient and practitioner influences on the placebo effect in irritable bowel syndrome. Psychosom Med. 2009 Sep; 71(7):789-97.
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  59. Kong J, Kaptchuk TJ, Polich G, Kirsch I, Vangel M, Zyloney C, Rosen B, Gollub RL. An fMRI study on the interaction and dissociation between expectation of pain relief and acupuncture treatment. Neuroimage. 2009 Sep; 47(3):1066-76.
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  60. Tilburt JC, Curlin FA, Kaptchuk TJ, Clarridge B, Bolcic-Jankovic D, Emanuel EJ, Miller FG. Alternative medicine research in clinical practice: a US national survey. Arch Intern Med. 2009 Apr 13; 169(7):670-7.
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  61. Kelley JM, Boulos PR, Rubin PA, Kaptchuk TJ. Mirror, mirror on the wall: placebo effects that exist only in the eye of the beholder. J Eval Clin Pract. 2009 Apr; 15(2):292-8.
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  62. Brunoni AR, Lopes M, Kaptchuk TJ, Fregni F. Placebo response of non-pharmacological and pharmacological trials in major depression: a systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS One. 2009; 4(3):e4824.
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  63. Passos MC, Lembo AJ, Conboy LA, Kaptchuk TJ, Kelly JM, Quilty MT, Kerr CE, Jacobson EE, Hu R, Friedlander E, Drossman DA. Adequate relief in a treatment trial with IBS patients: a prospective assessment. Am J Gastroenterol. 2009 Apr; 104(4):912-9.
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  64. Bertisch SM, Legedza AR, Phillips RS, Davis RB, Stason WB, Goldman RH, Kaptchuk TJ. The impact of psychological factors on placebo responses in a randomized controlled trial comparing sham device to dummy pill. J Eval Clin Pract. 2009 Feb; 15(1):14-9.
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  65. Kong J, Kaptchuk TJ, Webb JM, Kong JT, Sasaki Y, Polich GR, Vangel MG, Kwong K, Rosen B, Gollub RL. Functional neuroanatomical investigation of vision-related acupuncture point specificity--a multisession fMRI study. Hum Brain Mapp. 2009 Jan; 30(1):38-46.
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  66. Miller FG, Colloca L, Kaptchuk TJ. The placebo effect: illness and interpersonal healing. Perspect Biol Med. 2009; 52(4):518-39.
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  67. Kong J, Kaptchuk TJ, Polich G, Kirsch I, Vangel M, Zyloney C, Rosen B, Gollub R. Expectancy and treatment interactions: a dissociation between acupuncture analgesia and expectancy evoked placebo analgesia. Neuroimage. 2009 Apr 15; 45(3):940-9.
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  68. Kong J, Gollub RL, Polich G, Kirsch I, Laviolette P, Vangel M, Rosen B, Kaptchuk TJ. A functional magnetic resonance imaging study on the neural mechanisms of hyperalgesic nocebo effect. J Neurosci. 2008 Dec 3; 28(49):13354-62.
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  69. Tilburt JC, Emanuel EJ, Kaptchuk TJ, Curlin FA, Miller FG. Prescribing "placebo treatments": results of national survey of US internists and rheumatologists. BMJ. 2008; 337:a1938.
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  70. Tilburt JC, Kaptchuk TJ. Herbal medicine research and global health: an ethical analysis. Bull World Health Organ. 2008 Aug; 86(8):594-9.
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  71. Kaptchuk T. Ted Kaptchuk. Nat Rev Drug Discov. 2008 Jul; 7(7):554.
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  72. Miller FG, Kaptchuk TJ. Deception of subjects in neuroscience: an ethical analysis. J Neurosci. 2008 May 7; 28(19):4841-3.
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  73. Miller FG, Kaptchuk TJ. The power of context: reconceptualizing the placebo effect. J R Soc Med. 2008 May; 101(5):222-5.
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  74. White P, Bishop F, Hardy H, Abdollahian S, White A, Park J, Kaptchuk TJ, Lewith GT. Southampton needle sensation questionnaire: development and validation of a measure to gauge acupuncture needle sensation. J Altern Complement Med. 2008 May; 14(4):373-9.
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  75. Kaptchuk TJ, Kelley JM, Conboy LA, Davis RB, Kerr CE, Jacobson EE, Kirsch I, Schyner RN, Nam BH, Nguyen LT, Park M, Rivers AL, McManus C, Kokkotou E, Drossman DA, Goldman P, Lembo AJ. Components of placebo effect: randomised controlled trial in patients with irritable bowel syndrome. BMJ. 2008 May 3; 336(7651):999-1003.
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  76. Wayne PM, Buring JE, Davis RB, Andrews SM, John MS, Kerr CE, Kaptchuk TJ, Schachter SC. Increasing research capacity at the New England School of Acupuncture through faculty and student research training initiatives. Altern Ther Health Med. 2008 Mar-Apr; 14(2):52-8.
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  77. Goldman RH, Stason WB, Park SK, Kim R, Schnyer RN, Davis RB, Legedza AT, Kaptchuk TJ. Acupuncture for treatment of persistent arm pain due to repetitive use: a randomized controlled clinical trial. Clin J Pain. 2008 Mar-Apr; 24(3):211-8.
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  78. Wayne PM, Kaptchuk TJ. Challenges inherent to t'ai chi research: part II-defining the intervention and optimal study design. J Altern Complement Med. 2008 Mar; 14(2):191-7.
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  79. Kaptchuk TJ, Kelley JM, Deykin A, Wayne PM, Lasagna LC, Epstein IO, Kirsch I, Wechsler ME. Do "placebo responders" exist? Contemp Clin Trials. 2008 Jul; 29(4):587-95.
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  80. Kerr CE, Milne I, Kaptchuk TJ. William Cullen and a missing mind-body link in the early history of placebos. J R Soc Med. 2008 Feb; 101(2):89-92.
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  81. Wayne PM, Pensack LM, Connors EM, Buring JE, Davis RB, Schachter SC, Hrbek A, Kaptchuk TJ, Andrews SM. Increasing research capacity at the New England School of Acupuncture: building grants management infrastructure. Altern Ther Health Med. 2008 Jan-Feb; 14(1):56-64.
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  82. Wayne PM, Kaptchuk TJ. Challenges inherent to t'ai chi research: part I--t'ai chi as a complex multicomponent intervention. J Altern Complement Med. 2008 Jan-Feb; 14(1):95-102.
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  83. Myers SS, Phillips RS, Davis RB, Cherkin DC, Legedza A, Kaptchuk TJ, Hrbek A, Buring JE, Post D, Connelly MT, Eisenberg DM. Patient expectations as predictors of outcome in patients with acute low back pain. J Gen Intern Med. 2008 Feb; 23(2):148-53.
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  84. Kong J, Gollub R, Huang T, Polich G, Napadow V, Hui K, Vangel M, Rosen B, Kaptchuk TJ. Acupuncture de qi, from qualitative history to quantitative measurement. J Altern Complement Med. 2007 Dec; 13(10):1059-70.
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  85. Chin Feman SP, Nguyen LT, Quilty MT, Kerr CE, Nam BH, Conboy LA, Singer JP, Park M, Lembo AJ, Kaptchuk TJ, Davis RB. Effectiveness of recruitment in clinical trials: an analysis of methods used in a trial for irritable bowel syndrome patients. Contemp Clin Trials. 2008 Mar; 29(2):241-51.
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  86. Nielsen A, Knoblauch NT, Dobos GJ, Michalsen A, Kaptchuk TJ. The effect of Gua Sha treatment on the microcirculation of surface tissue: a pilot study in healthy subjects. Explore (NY). 2007 Sep-Oct; 3(5):456-66.
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  87. Dorn SD, Kaptchuk TJ, Park JB, Nguyen LT, Canenguez K, Nam BH, Woods KB, Conboy LA, Stason WB, Lembo AJ. A meta-analysis of the placebo response in complementary and alternative medicine trials of irritable bowel syndrome. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2007 Aug; 19(8):630-7.
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  88. Ahn AC, Bennani T, Freeman R, Hamdy O, Kaptchuk TJ. Two styles of acupuncture for treating painful diabetic neuropathy--a pilot randomised control trial. Acupunct Med. 2007 Jun; 25(1-2):11-7.
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  89. McManus CA, Kaptchuk TJ, Schnyer RN, Goldman R, Kerr CE, Nguyen LT, Stason WB. Experiences of acupuncturists in a placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial. J Altern Complement Med. 2007 Jun; 13(5):533-8.
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  90. McManus CA, Schnyer RN, Kong J, Nguyen LT, Hyun Nam B, Goldman R, Stason WB, Kaptchuk TJ. Sham acupuncture devices--practical advice for researchers. Acupunct Med. 2007 Jun; 25(1-2):36-40.
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  91. Schaechter JD, Connell BD, Stason WB, Kaptchuk TJ, Krebs DE, Macklin EA, Schnyer RN, Stein J, Scarborough DM, Parker SW, McGibbon CA, Wayne PM. Correlated change in upper limb function and motor cortex activation after verum and sham acupuncture in patients with chronic stroke. J Altern Complement Med. 2007 Jun; 13(5):527-32.
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  92. Conboy L, Kaptchuk TJ, Eisenberg DM, Gottlieb B, Acevedo-Garcia D. The relationship between social factors and attitudes toward conventional and CAM practitioners. Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2007 Aug; 13(3):146-57.
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  93. Yoo SS, Kerr CE, Park M, Im DM, Blinder RA, Park H, Kaptchuk TJ. Neural activities in human somatosensory cortical areas evoked by acupuncture stimulation. Complement Ther Med. 2007 Dec; 15(4):247-54.
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  94. Kong J, Kaptchuk TJ, Polich G, Kirsch I, Gollub RL. Placebo analgesia: findings from brain imaging studies and emerging hypotheses. Rev Neurosci. 2007; 18(3-4):173-90.
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  95. Miller FG, Kaptchuk TJ. Acupuncture trials and informed consent. J Med Ethics. 2007 Jan; 33(1):43-4.
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  96. Lewith GT, White PJ, Kaptchuk TJ. Developing a research strategy for acupuncture. Clin J Pain. 2006 Sep; 22(7):632-8.
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  97. Wasan AD, Kaptchuk TJ, Davar G, Jamison RN. The association between psychopathology and placebo analgesia in patients with discogenic low back pain. Pain Med. 2006 May-Jun; 7(3):217-28.
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  98. Schnyer RN, Wayne PM, Kaptchuk TJ, Cheng X, Zhang Z, Stason WB. Standardization of individualized treatments in a randomized controlled trial of acupuncture for stroke rehabilitation. J Altern Complement Med. 2006 Mar; 12(2):106-9.
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  99. Kaptchuk TJ, Stason WB, Davis RB, Legedza AR, Schnyer RN, Kerr CE, Stone DA, Nam BH, Kirsch I, Goldman RH. Sham device v inert pill: randomised controlled trial of two placebo treatments. BMJ. 2006 Feb 18; 332(7538):391-7.
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  100. Conboy LA, Wasserman RH, Jacobson EE, Davis RB, Legedza AT, Park M, Rivers AL, Morey EB, Nam BH, Lasagna L, Kirsch I, Lembo AJ, Kaptchuk TJ, Kerr CE. Investigating placebo effects in irritable bowel syndrome: a novel research design. Contemp Clin Trials. 2006 Apr; 27(2):123-34.
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  101. Kong J, Gollub RL, Rosman IS, Webb JM, Vangel MG, Kirsch I, Kaptchuk TJ. Brain activity associated with expectancy-enhanced placebo analgesia as measured by functional magnetic resonance imaging. J Neurosci. 2006 Jan 11; 26(2):381-8.
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  102. Buettner C, Yeh GY, Phillips RS, Mittleman MA, Kaptchuk TJ. Systematic review of the effects of ginseng on cardiovascular risk factors. Ann Pharmacother. 2006 Jan; 40(1):83-95.
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  103. Conboy L, Patel S, Kaptchuk TJ, Gottlieb B, Eisenberg D, Acevedo-Garcia D. Sociodemographic determinants of the utilization of specific types of complementary and alternative medicine: an analysis based on a nationally representative survey sample. J Altern Complement Med. 2005 Dec; 11(6):977-94.
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  104. Wayne PM, Krebs DE, Macklin EA, Schnyer R, Kaptchuk TJ, Parker SW, Scarborough DM, McGibbon CA, Schaechter JD, Stein J, Stason WB. Acupuncture for upper-extremity rehabilitation in chronic stroke: a randomized sham-controlled study. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2005 Dec; 86(12):2248-55.
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  105. Schnyer RN, Conboy LA, Jacobson E, McKnight P, Goddard T, Moscatelli F, Legedza AT, Kerr C, Kaptchuk TJ, Wayne PM. Development of a Chinese medicine assessment measure: an interdisciplinary approach using the delphi method. J Altern Complement Med. 2005 Dec; 11(6):1005-13.
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  106. Coeytaux RR, Kaufman JS, Kaptchuk TJ, Chen W, Miller WC, Callahan LF, Mann JD. A randomized, controlled trial of acupuncture for chronic daily headache. Headache. 2005 Oct; 45(9):1113-23.
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  108. Ahn AC, Kaptchuk TJ. Advancing acupuncture research. Altern Ther Health Med. 2005 May-Jun; 11(3):40-5.
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  109. Kaptchuk TJ, Miller FG. Viewpoint: what is the best and most ethical model for the relationship between mainstream and alternative medicine: opposition, integration, or pluralism? Acad Med. 2005 Mar; 80(3):286-90.
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  110. Stone DA, Kerr CE, Jacobson E, Conboy LA, Kaptchuk TJ. Patient expectations in placebo-controlled randomized clinical trials. J Eval Clin Pract. 2005 Feb; 11(1):77-84.
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  111. Lang EV, Hatsiopoulou O, Koch T, Berbaum K, Lutgendorf S, Kettenmann E, Logan H, Kaptchuk TJ. Can words hurt? Patient-provider interactions during invasive procedures. Pain. 2005 Mar; 114(1-2):303-9.
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  112. Napadow V, Liu J, Kaptchuk TJ. A systematic study of acupuncture practice: acupoint usage in an outpatient setting in Beijing, China. Complement Ther Med. 2004 Dec; 12(4):209-16.
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  113. Miller FG, Kaptchuk TJ. Sham procedures and the ethics of clinical trials. J R Soc Med. 2004 Dec; 97(12):576-8.
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  114. Napadow V, Kaptchuk TJ. Patient characteristics for outpatient acupuncture in Beijing, China. J Altern Complement Med. 2004 Jun; 10(3):565-72.
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  115. Kaptchuk TJ, Lembo A. Ethical issues in research in complementary and alternative medicine. JAMA. 2004 May 12; 291(18):2193; author reply 2193-4.
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  116. Kaptchuk TJ, Kerr CE. Commentary: unbiased divination, unbiased evidence, and the patulin clinical trial. Int J Epidemiol. 2004 Apr; 33(2):247-51.
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  117. Langevin HM, Badger GJ, Povolny BK, Davis RT, Johnston AC, Sherman KJ, Kahn JR, Kaptchuk TJ. Yin scores and yang scores: A new method for quantitative diagnostic evaluation in traditional Chinese medicine research. J Altern Complement Med. 2004 Apr; 10(2):389-95; discussion 387.
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  118. Wolsko PM, Eisenberg DM, Simon LS, Davis RB, Walleczek J, Mayo-Smith M, Kaptchuk TJ, Phillips RS. Double-blind placebo-controlled trial of static magnets for the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee: results of a pilot study. Altern Ther Health Med. 2004 Mar-Apr; 10(2):36-43.
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  119. Wayne PM, Krebs DE, Wolf SL, Gill-Body KM, Scarborough DM, McGibbon CA, Kaptchuk TJ, Parker SW. Can Tai Chi improve vestibulopathic postural control? Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2004 Jan; 85(1):142-52.
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  120. Highfield ES, Kaptchuk TJ, Ott MJ, Barnes L, Kemper KJ. Availability of acupuncture in the hospitals of a major academic medical center: a pilot study. Complement Ther Med. 2003 Sep; 11(3):177-83.
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  121. Kaptchuk TJ. Effect of interpretive bias on research evidence. BMJ. 2003 Jun 28; 326(7404):1453-5.
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  122. Yeh GY, Eisenberg DM, Kaptchuk TJ, Phillips RS. Systematic review of herbs and dietary supplements for glycemic control in diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2003 Apr; 26(4):1277-94.
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  123. Jonas WB, Kaptchuk TJ, Linde K. A critical overview of homeopathy. Ann Intern Med. 2003 Mar 4; 138(5):393-9.
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  124. Wetzel MS, Kaptchuk TJ, Haramati A, Eisenberg DM. Complementary and alternative medical therapies: implications for medical education. Ann Intern Med. 2003 Feb 4; 138(3):191-6.
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  125. Di Blasi Z, Kaptchuk TJ, Weinman J, Kleijnen J. Informing participants of allocation to placebo at trial closure: postal survey. BMJ. 2002 Dec 7; 325(7376):1329.
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  126. Weiger WA, Smith M, Boon H, Richardson MA, Kaptchuk TJ, Eisenberg DM. Advising patients who seek complementary and alternative medical therapies for cancer. Ann Intern Med. 2002 Dec 3; 137(11):889-903.
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  127. Kaptchuk T, Eisenberg D, Komaroff A. Research. Finding out what works. Newsweek. 2002 Dec 2; 140(23):73.
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  128. Kaptchuk T, Eisenberg D, Komaroff A. Pondering the placebo effect. Newsweek. 2002 Dec 2; 140(23):71, 73.
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  129. Cherkin DC, Deyo RA, Sherman KJ, Hart LG, Street JH, Hrbek A, Davis RB, Cramer E, Milliman B, Booker J, Mootz R, Barassi J, Kahn JR, Kaptchuk TJ, Eisenberg DM. Characteristics of visits to licensed acupuncturists, chiropractors, massage therapists, and naturopathic physicians. J Am Board Fam Pract. 2002 Nov-Dec; 15(6):463-72.
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  130. Cherkin DC, Deyo RA, Sherman KJ, Hart LG, Street JH, Hrbek A, Cramer E, Milliman B, Booker J, Mootz R, Barassi J, Kahn JR, Kaptchuk TJ, Eisenberg DM. Characteristics of licensed acupuncturists, chiropractors, massage therapists, and naturopathic physicians. J Am Board Fam Pract. 2002 Sep-Oct; 15(5):378-90.
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  131. Kaptchuk TJ. Epidemiology research. Lancet. 2002 Jul 20; 360(9328):259.
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  132. Kaptchuk TJ. The placebo effect in alternative medicine: can the performance of a healing ritual have clinical significance? Ann Intern Med. 2002 Jun 4; 136(11):817-25.
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  133. Kaptchuk TJ. Acupuncture for the treatment of cocaine addiction. JAMA. 2002 Apr 10; 287(14):1801; author reply 1801-2.
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  134. Kaptchuk TJ. Acupuncture: theory, efficacy, and practice. Ann Intern Med. 2002 Mar 5; 136(5):374-83.
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  135. Kaptchuk TJ. Is the placebo powerless? N Engl J Med. 2001 Oct 25; 345(17):1277; author reply 1278-9.
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  136. Eisenberg DM, Kessler RC, Van Rompay MI, Kaptchuk TJ, Wilkey SA, Appel S, Davis RB. Perceptions about complementary therapies relative to conventional therapies among adults who use both: results from a national survey. Ann Intern Med. 2001 Sep 4; 135(5):344-51.
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  137. Kaptchuk T. Ted Kaptchuk, OMD subjectivity and the placebo effect in medicine. Interview by Bonnie Horrigan. Altern Ther Health Med. 2001 Sep-Oct; 7(5):100-8.
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  138. Kessler RC, Davis RB, Foster DF, Van Rompay MI, Walters EE, Wilkey SA, Kaptchuk TJ, Eisenberg DM. Long-term trends in the use of complementary and alternative medical therapies in the United States. Ann Intern Med. 2001 Aug 21; 135(4):262-8.
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  139. Eisenberg DM, Kaptchuk TJ, Laine C, Davidoff F. Complementary and alternative medicine--an Annals series. Ann Intern Med. 2001 Aug 7; 135(3):208.
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  140. Kaptchuk TJ, Eisenberg DM. Varieties of healing. 1: medical pluralism in the United States. Ann Intern Med. 2001 Aug 7; 135(3):189-95.
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  141. Kaptchuk TJ, Eisenberg DM. Varieties of healing. 2: a taxonomy of unconventional healing practices. Ann Intern Med. 2001 Aug 7; 135(3):196-204.
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  142. Kaptchuk TJ. The double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial: gold standard or golden calf? J Clin Epidemiol. 2001 Jun; 54(6):541-9.
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  143. Cherkin DC, Eisenberg D, Sherman KJ, Barlow W, Kaptchuk TJ, Street J, Deyo RA. Randomized trial comparing traditional Chinese medical acupuncture, therapeutic massage, and self-care education for chronic low back pain. Arch Intern Med. 2001 Apr 23; 161(8):1081-8.
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  144. Kaptchuk TJ. Distant healing. Ann Intern Med. 2001 Mar 20; 134(6):532-3.
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  145. Kaptchuk TJ. Methodological issues in trials of acupuncture. JAMA. 2001 Feb 28; 285(8):1015-6; author reply 1016.
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  146. Greene PJ, Wayne PM, Kerr CE, Weiger WA, Jacobson E, Goldman P, Kaptchuk TJ. The powerful placebo: doubting the doubters. Adv Mind Body Med. 2001; 17(4):298-307; discussion 312-8.
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  147. Kaptchuk TJ, Goldman P, Stone DA, Stason WB. Do medical devices have enhanced placebo effects? J Clin Epidemiol. 2000 Aug; 53(8):786-92.
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  148. Kaptchuk TJ. Debate over the history of placebos in medicine. Altern Ther Health Med. 2000 Jul; 6(4):18, 20.
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  149. Barnett ED, Levatin JL, Chapman EH, Floyd LA, Eisenberg D, Kaptchuk TJ, Klein JO. Challenges of evaluating homeopathic treatment of acute otitis media. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2000 Apr; 19(4):273-5.
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  150. Kaptchuk TJ. Myocardial gene transfer for patients with myocardial ischemia. Circulation. 1999 Nov 30; 100(22):e108.
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  151. de Craen AJ, Kaptchuk TJ, Tijssen JG, Kleijnen J. Placebos and placebo effects in medicine: historical overview. J R Soc Med. 1999 Oct; 92(10):511-5.
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  152. Kaptchuk TJ. Chinese herbal medicine for irritable bowel syndrome. JAMA. 1999 Sep 15; 282(11):1035-6; author reply 1036-7.
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  153. Shenkman Z, Holzman RS, Kim C, Ferrari LR, DiCanzio J, Highfield ES, Van Keuren K, Kaptchuk T, Kenna MA, Berde CB, Rockoff MA. Acupressure-acupuncture antiemetic prophylaxis in children undergoing tonsillectomy. Anesthesiology. 1999 May; 90(5):1311-6.
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  154. Kaptchuk TJ. Acupuncture and amitriptyline for HIV-related peripheral neuropathic pain. JAMA. 1999 Apr 14; 281(14):1270; author reply 1271-2.
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  155. Rochon PA, Binns MA, Litner JA, Litner GM, Fischbach MS, Eisenberg D, Kaptchuk TJ, Stason WB, Chalmers TC. Are randomized control trial outcomes influenced by the inclusion of a placebo group?: a systematic review of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug trials for arthritis treatment. J Clin Epidemiol. 1999 Feb; 52(2):113-22.
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  156. Kaptchuk TJ, Eisenberg DM. The persuasive appeal of alternative medicine. Ann Intern Med. 1998 Dec 15; 129(12):1061-5.
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  157. Studdert DM, Eisenberg DM, Miller FH, Curto DA, Kaptchuk TJ, Brennan TA. Medical malpractice implications of alternative medicine. JAMA. 1998 Nov 11; 280(18):1610-5.
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  158. Kaptchuk TJ, Eisenberg DM. Chiropractic: origins, controversies, and contributions. Arch Intern Med. 1998 Nov 9; 158(20):2215-24.
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  159. Kaptchuk TJ. In the name of medicine. Ann Intern Med. 1998 Oct 1; 129(7):589.
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  160. Kaptchuk TJ. Placebo needle for acupuncture. Lancet. 1998 Sep 19; 352(9132):992.
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  161. Wetzel MS, Eisenberg DM, Kaptchuk TJ. Courses involving complementary and alternative medicine at US medical schools. JAMA. 1998 Sep 2; 280(9):784-7.
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  162. Kaptchuk TJ. Powerful placebo: the dark side of the randomised controlled trial. Lancet. 1998 Jun 6; 351(9117):1722-5.
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  163. Kaptchuk TJ. Concerns about run-in periods in randomized trials. JAMA. 1998 May 20; 279(19):1526-7.
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  164. Kaptchuk TJ, Eisenberg DM. The health food movement. Nutrition. 1998 May; 14(5):471-3.
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  165. Kaptchuk TJ. Intentional ignorance: a history of blind assessment and placebo controls in medicine. Bull Hist Med. 1998; 72(3):389-433.
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  166. Kaptchuk TJ. Consequences of cupping. N Engl J Med. 1997 Apr 10; 336(15):1109.
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  167. Ernst E, Kaptchuk TJ. Homeopathy revisited. Arch Intern Med. 1996 Oct 28; 156(19):2162-4.
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  168. Ernst E, Kaptchuk TJ. Complementary medicine--the case for dialogue. J R Coll Physicians Lond. 1996 Sep-Oct; 30(5):410-2.
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  169. Kaptchuk TJ. Uptake of alternative medicine. Lancet. 1996 Apr 6; 347(9006):972.
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  170. Kaptchuk TJ. Acute hepatitis associated with jin bu huan. Ann Intern Med. 1995 Apr 15; 122(8):636.
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  171. Eisenberg DM, Delbanco TL, Berkey CS, Kaptchuk TJ, Kupelnick B, Kuhl J, Chalmers TC. Cognitive behavioral techniques for hypertension: are they effective? Ann Intern Med. 1993 Jun 15; 118(12):964-72.
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