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  1. Hruschak, Flowers, Patton, Merchantz, Schwartz, Edwards, Kaptchuk, Kang, Dossett, Schreiber. Experiences of Patients Taking Conditioned Open-Label Placebos for Reduction of Postoperative Pain and Opioid Exposure after Spine Surgery. IJBM (2022)

  2. Haas J, Ongaro G, Jacobson E, Conboy L, Nee J, Iturrini J, Rangan V, Lembo A, Kaptchuk TJ, Ballou S.  Patients' experiences treated with open-label placebo versus double-blind placebo: a mixed methods qualitative study.  BMC Psychology (2022)

  3. Nurko S, Saps M, Kossowsky J, Zion SR, DiLorenzo C, Vaz K, Hawthorne K, Wu R, Ciciora S, Rosen JM, Kaptchuk TJ, Kelley JM. Effect of open-label placebo on children and adolescents with functional abdominal pain or irritable bowel syndrome: A randomized clinical trial.  JAMA Pediatrics (2022)

  4. Kaptchuk TJ, Hemond CC, Miller FG. Placebos in chronic pain: evidence, theory, and use in clinical practice.  BMJ (2020).

  5. Kaptchuk TJ, Miller F.  Open label placebo: can honestly prescribed placebos evoke meaningful therapeutic benefits?  BMJ (2018)

  6. Ongaro G, Kaptchuk TJ.  Symptom perception, placebo effects, and the Bayesian brain.  PAIN (2018).

  7. Kaptchuk TJ.  Open-label placebo: reflections on a research agenda.  Perspectives in Biology and Medicine.  Summer 2018

  8. Hoenemeyer T, Kaptchuk TJ, Mehat T, Fontaine KR.  Open-label placebo treatment for cancer-related fatigue: A randomized-controlled clinical trial.  Scientific Reports (2018)

  9. Kirchof J, Petrakova L, Brinkhoff A, Benson S, Schmidt J, Unteroberdorster M, Wilde B, Kaptchuk TJ, WItzke O, Schedlowski M. Learned immunosuppressive placebo responses in renal transplant patients.  PNAS (2018)

  10. Polich G, Iaccarino MA, Kaptchuk TJ, Morales-Quezada L, Zafonte R.  Placebo Effects in Traumatic Brain Injury.  Journal of Neurotrauma 2018.

  11. Ballou S, Kaptchuk TJ, Hirsch W, Nee J, Iturrino J, Hall KT, Kelley JM, Cheng V, Kirsch I, Jacobson E, Conboy L, Lembo A, Davis RB.  Open-label versus double-blind placebo treatment in irritable bowel syndrome: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.  Trials 2017

  12. Wang R, Hall KT, Giulianini F, Passow D, Kaptchuk TJ, Loscalzo J.  Network analysis if the genomic basis of the placebo effect.  JCI Insight 2017

  13. Blease C, Bishop FL, Kaptchuk TJ.  Informed consent and clinical trials: where is the placebo effect?  BMJ 2017

  14. Berna C, Kirsch I, Zion SR, Lee YC, Jensen KB, Sadler P, Kaptchuk TJ, Edwards RR. Side effects can enhance treatment response through expectancy: an experimental analgesic randomized controlled trial.  Pain 2017

  15. Jensen K, Kirsch I, Ponten M, Rosen A, Kaptchuk TJ, et al. Certainty of genuine treatment increases drug responses among intellectually disabled patients.  Neurology 2017

  16. Maeda Y, Kim H, Kettner N,... Kaptchuk TJ, Audette J, Napadow V. Rewiring the primary somatosensory cortex in carpal tunnel syndrome with acupuncture.  BRAIN 2017

  17. Carvalho C, Caetano JM, Cunha L, Rebouta P, Kaptchuk TJ, Kirsch I. Open-label placebo treatment in chronic low back pain: a randomized controlled trial  PAIN Dec, 2016

  18. Blease C, Colloca L, Kaptchuk TJ. Are open-label placebos ethical? Informed consent and ethical equivocations. Bioethics 2016.

  19. Podolsky SH, Hones DS, Kaptchuk TJ. From Trials to Trials: Blinding, Medicine and Honest Adjudication: In Roberston CT, Kesselheim AS (eds). Blinding as a Solution to Bias: Strengthening Biomedical Science, Forensic Science, and Law. Academic Press, 2016

  20. Fontaine K. Williams M, Kaptchuk TJ, Hoenemeyer TW, Dutton GR Obesity. Placebo effects in obesity research. April, 2016.

  21. Vijapura S, Laferton JAC, Mintz D, Kaptchuk TJ, Wolfe D. Psychiatrists’ attitudes toward non-pharmacologic factors within the context of antidepressant pharmacotherapy. Acad Psych 2016.

  22. Kaptchuk TJ, Miller FG.  Placebo Effects in Medicine.  New England Journal of Medicine; 2015; 373;1 8-9.

  23. Hall KT, Loscalzo J, Kaptchuk TJ.  Genetics and the placebo effect: the placebome.  Trends Mol Med. 2015

  24. Curie A, Yang K, Kirsch I, Gollub RL, des Portes V, Kaptchuk TJ, et al. Placebo Responses in Genetically Determined Intellectual Disability: A Meta-Analysis. PLoS ONE 2015; 10(7) 

  25. Dossett ML, Mu L, Davis RB, Bell IR, Lembo AJ, Kaptchuk TJ, Yeh GY.  Patient-doctor interactions affect symptoms in gastroesophageal reflux disease.  PLoS One 2015.

  26. Lin F, Chen BL, Wang YZ, Song J, Kaptchuk TJ, Chen KH. In vitro angiogenesis effect of Xuefu Zhuyu Decotion and vascular endothelial growth factor: A comparison study.  Chin J Integr med 2015: epub ahead of publication. 

  27. Jensen K, Kirsch I, Odmalm S, Kaptchuk TJ, Ingvar M.  Classical conditioning of analgesic and hyperalgesic pain responses without conscious awareness.  Proc Natl Acad Sci 2015 112; 7863-7867.

  28.  Napadow V, Desbordes G, Rosen BR, Kaptchuk TJ, et al.  The imagined itch: brain circuitry supporting nocebo-induced itch in atopic dermatitis patients.  Allergy 2015

  29. Beissner F, Brunner F, Fink M, Meissner K, Kaptchuk TJ, Napadow V. Placebo-induced somatic sensations: A multi-modal study of three different placebo interventions. PLoS One 2015

  30. Kossowsky J, Kaptchuk TJ.  Placebo effects in infants, toddlers, and parents.  JAMA Pediat 2015; 169: 204.

  31. 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 218ra5 

  32. Jensen K, Kaptchuk TJ, Chen X, Kirsch I, Ingvar M, Gollub RL, Kong J. A neural mechanism for nonconscious activation of conditioned placebo and nocebo responses. Cerebral Cortex 2014; 1-8.

  33. Yu R, Gollub RL, Vangel M, Kaptchuk T, Smoller JW, Kong J.  Placebo analgesia and reward processing: Integrating genetics, personality, and intrinsic brain activity. Hum Brain Mapp. 2014 Feb 27.

  34. Hashmi JA, Kong J, Spaeth R, Khan S, Kaptchuk TJ, Gollub RL.  Functional network architecture predicts psychologically mediated analgesia related to treatment in chronic knee pain patients. J Neurosci. 2014;34(11):3924-36

  35. Hall KT, Nelson CP, Davis RB, Buring JE, Kirsch I, Mittleman MA, Loscalzo J, Samani NJ,Ridker PM, Kaptchuk TJ, Chasman DK.  Polymorphisms in Catechol-O-Methyltransferase Modify Treatment Effects of Aspirin on Risk of Cardiovascular Disease  Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol (ATVB) 2014; 160-7.

  36. Hsieh C, Kong J, Kirsch I, Edwards RR, Jensen KB, Kaptchuk TJ, Gollub RL.  Well-loved music robustly relieves pain: A randomized controlled trial.  PLoS One 2014; 9: e107390.

  37. Takakura N, Takayma M, Kawase A, Kaptchuk TJ, Kong J, Yagima H.  Design of a randomized acupuncture trial on neck/shoulder stiffness with two placebo controls.  BMC Complem Altern Med  2014; 14: 256.

  38. Napadow V, Li A, Loggia MI. Kim J, Schalock PC, Lerner E, Tran TN, Ring J, Rosen BR, Kaptchuk TJ, Pfab F.  The brain circuitry mediating antipruritic effects of acupuncture.  Cerebral Cortex 2014; 24: 873-82.

  39. Hall KT, Tolkin B, Chinn GM, Kirsch I, Kelley JM, Lembo AJ, Kaptchuk TJ, Kokkotou E, Davis RB, Conboy LA.  Conscientiousness is modified by genetic variation in catechol-0-methyltranferase to reduce symptom complaints in IBS patients. Brain Beh 2014; 

  40. Kirsch I, Kong J, Sadler P, Cook A, Kaptchuk TJ, Gollub R.   Expectancy and conditioning in placebo analgesia: Separate or connected processes?   Psych Consciousness 2014; 1:51-59

  41. Lee J, Napadow V, Kim J, Lee S, Choi W, Kaptchuk TJ, Park Kyungmo.  Phantom acupuncture: dissociating somatosensory and cognitive/affective components of acupuncture stimulation with a novel form of placebo acupuncture.  PLoS One 2014:  9:e104582

  42. Dutile S, Kaptchuk TJ, Wechsler M. The placebo effect in asthma.  Cur Allergy Asthma Rep 2014; 8: 446.

  43. Hall KT, Kaptchuk TJ.  Genetic biomarkers of response: what could it mean for future trial design?  Clin Invest (Lond) 2013; s3: 311-14.

  44. 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; 346: 13757

  45. Jensen KB, Petrovic P, Kerr C, Kirsch I, Raicek J, Cheetham A, Spaeth R, Cook A, Gollub RL, Kong J, Kaptchuk TJ.  Sharing pain and relief: neural correlates of physicians during treatment of patients. Mol Psych 2013

  46. Napadow V, Sheehan JD, Kim J, Lacount LT, Park K, Kaptchuk TJ, Rosen BR, Huo B. The brain circuitry underlying the temporal evoluation of nausea in humans.  Cerebral Cortex 2013; 23: 806-12.

  47. Kong J, Jensen K, Loiotle R, Cheetham A, Wey HY, Rosen B, Simoller JW, Kaptchuk TJ, Gollub RL,Functional connectivity of frontoparietal network predicts cognitive modulation of pain.  Pain 2013; 109: 15959-64

  48. Napadow V, Sheehan JD, Kim J, Lacount LT, Park K, Kaptchuk TJ, Rosen BR, Huo B. The brain circuitry underlying the temporal evolution of nausea in humans.  Cerebral Cortex 2013; 23: 806-12

  49. Wells RE, Kerr C, Wolkin J, Dossett M, David RB, Walsh J, Wall R, Kong J, Kaptchuk TJ, Press D, Phillips RS, Yeh G.  Meditation for adults with mild cognitive impairment: a pilot randomized trial. J Amer Geriat Soc 2013; 61:642-5.

  50. Wells RE, Yeh GY, Kerr C, Wolkin J, Davis RB, Tan Y, Spaeth R, Wall R, 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. Neuroscience Letters 2013; 556:15-19.  

  51. Raicek J, Stone BH, Kaptchuk TJ. Placebos in 19th century medicine: a quantitative analysis of the BMJ.  BMJ 2012: 345:38326

  52. Hall KT, Lembo AJ, Kirsch I, Ziogas DC, Douaher J, Jensen KB,  Kelley JM, Kokkotou E, Kaptchuk TJ. Catechol-O-Methyltransferase val158met Polymorphism Predicts Placebo Effect in Irritable Bowel Syndrome. PLoS ONE 20127(10): e48135. 

  53. Jensen KB, Kaptchuk TJ, Kirsch I, Raicek J, Lindstrome KM,  Berna C, Gollub RL, Ingvare M, and Kong J.  Nonconscious activation of placebo and nocebo responses.  PNAS 2012: 109: 15959-64

  54. Kelley JM, Kaptchuk TJ, Cusin C, Lipkin S, Fava M.  Open-label placebo for major depressive disorder: A pilot randomized controlled trial. Pschother Pschosom 2012;81:312-314 

  55. Wells, RE, Kaptchuk TJ. To tell the truth, the whole truth, may do patients harm: The problem of the nocebo effect for informed consent. The American Journal of Bioethics 2012; 12(3): 22–29.

  56. Bishop FL, Jacobson EE, Shaw J, Kaptchuk TJ.  Debriefing to placebo allocation: A phenomenological sudy of participants’ experiences in a randomized controlled trial. Qualitative Hlth Res 2012

  57. 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 Immigrant Minor Hlth 2012; 

  58. Chen YI, Ren JQ, Kaptchuk TJ, Kwong KK.  Restoring cerebral dopamine homeostasis by electrical forepaw stimulation:  an fMRI study.  Synapse 2012;66:331-9.

  59. Highfield ES, Spellman L, Barnes LL, Kaptchuk TJ, Paradis G, Conboy LA, Saper R. Profile of minority and under-served patients using acupuncture.  Complem Ther Med 2012; 20:70-72.

  60. Bishop FL, Jacobson EE, Shaw J, Kaptchuk TJ.  Scientific tools, fake treatments or triggers for psychological healing: How RCT participants conceptualize placebos.  Soc Sci Med 2012

  61. Bishop FL, Adams AEM, Kaptchuk TJ, Lewith GT (2012) Informed Consent and Placebo Effects: A Content Analysis of Information Leaflets to Identify What Clinical Trial Participants are Told about Placebos.  PLoS ONE 7(6): e39661.

  62. Kerr CE, Shaw JR, Conboy LA, Kelley JM, Jacobson E, Kaptchuk TJ.  Placebo acupuncture as a form of ritual touch: a neurophenomenological study.   Consciousness Cognition 2011

  63. Ahn AC. Kaptchuk TJ.  Spatial anisotrophy analyses of subcutaneous tissue layer: potential insights into its biomechanical characteristics.  J Anatomy 2011

  64. Hróbjartsson A, Kaptchuk TJ, Miller FG. Placebo effect studies are susceptible to response bias and other types biases.  J Clin Epidemiol 2011; 64(11):1223-9.

  65. Kerr CE, Jones SR, Wan Q, Prichett DL, Wasserman RH, Exler A, Villanueva JJ, Shaw JR, Lazar SW, Kaptchuk TJ, Littenberg R, Harnalainen MS, Morce CI.  Effects of mindfulness Meditation training on anticipatory alpha modulation in primary somatatosensory cortex. Brain Res Bull 2011.

  66. Grelotti D, Kaptchuk TJ. Placebo by proxy: Placebo by proxy: Clinicians’ and family members’ feeling and perceptions about a treatment may influence their judgments about its effectiveness.   BMJ 2011; 343:d4345: 1-2.

  67. Harris SJ, Cao S, Littlefield BA, Craycroft JA, Scholten R, Kaptchuk TJ, 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;409:4297-305.

  68. 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. 

  69. Kaptchuk TJ.  Placebo studies and ritual theory: A comparative analysis of Navajo, acupuncture  and biomedical healing.  Phil Trans Roy Soc B; 2011; 366:1846-58.

  70. Eisenberg DM, Harris ES, Littlefield BA, Cao S, Craycroft JA, Scholten R, Bayliss P, Fu Y,Wang W, Jiang QY, Zhao Z, Hubiao C, Liu Y, Kaptchuk TJ, Hahn WC, Wang X,  Roberts T, Shamu CE, Clardy J.  Developing a library of authenticated Traditional Chinese Medicine  (TCM) plants for systematic biological evaluation: Rationale, methods and preliminary results from a Sino-American collaboration.  Fitoterapia 2011; 82: 63-79.

  71. Wechsler ME, Kelley JM, Kaptchuk TJ. Placebos and other interventions in asthma.  New Eng J Med 2011;365:15:1447. 

  72. Zyloney C, Jensen K, Polich G, Loiotile R, Cheetham A, LaViolette PS, Tu P, Kaptchuk TJ, Gollub RL, Kong J.  Imaging the functional connectivity of the periadqueductal gray during genuine and sham electroacupuncture treatment.  Molecular Pain; 2011; 6:80.

  73. Ngyuen L, Davis, R, Kaptchuk TJ, Phillips R. Use of mind-body medicine and improved self-rated health: results from a national survey.  Intern J Pers Cent Med 2011.

  74. 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; 26: 399-404.

  75. Li A, Kaptchuk TJ.   The case of acupuncture for chronic low back pain: When efficacy and comparative effectiveness conflict.  Spine 2011; 36:181-2.

  76. Kaptchuk TJ, Friedlander E, Kelley JM, Sanchez MN, Kokkotou E, Singer JP, Kowalczykowski M, Miller FG, Kirsch I, Lembo AJ.   Placebo without deception: a randomized controlled trial in irritable bowel syndrome.  PLoS One 2010; 5:e15591.

  77. 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. 

  78. 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. 

  79. Yeh GY, Kaptchuk TJ, Shermling RH.  Prescribing Tai Chi for fibromyalgia--are we there yet?  New Eng J Med 2010; 363: 784.

  80. Miller FG, Kaptchuk TJ. Acupuncture for chronic low back pain.  New Eng J Med 2010;363:1776.

  81. 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: e11907. 

  82. 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. 

  83. Wasan AD, Kong J, Pham LD, Kaptchuk TJ, Edwards RR, 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; 11: 555-63.

  84. 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. 

  85. 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. 

  86. 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. 

  87. Manek, NJ, Crowson CS, Ottenberg AL, Kaptchuk TJ, Curlin FA, Tilburt JC. What rheumatologists in the United States think of  complementary and alternative medicine: results of a national  survey.  Biomed Central: Comp Altern Med 2010; 10:5.

  88. 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. 

  89. 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. 

  90. Finniss DG, Kaptchuk TJ, Miller F, Benedetti F. Biological, clinical, and ethical advances of placebo effects. Lancet. 2010 Feb 20; 375 (9715) :686-95. 

  91. Fregni F, Imamura M, Chien HF, Lew HL, Boggio P, Kaptchuk TJ, Riberto M, Hsing WT, Battistella LR, Furlan A, International placebo symposium working group. 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.

  92. 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. 

  93. 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. 

  94. 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. 

  95. 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 Jan 28; 10:5. 

  96. 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. 

  97. Dong G, Wu LY, Jiao YH, Chen WY, Chen Y, Kaptchuk TJ. Song J, Chen KJ.  The effect of  Xuefu Zhuyu Decoction (血府逐瘀汤)  on in vitro endothelial progenitor cell tube formation.  Chin J Integr Med 2010; 16:50-53. 

  98. Kaptchuk TJ, Kerr CE, Zanger A. Placebo controls, exorcisms, and the devil. Lancet. 2009 Oct 10; 374 (9697) :1234-5. 

  99. Miller FG, Colloca L, Kaptchuk TJ. The placebo effect: illness and interpersonal healing. Perspect Biol Med. 2009 Autumn; 52 (4) :518-39. 

  100. 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. 

  101. 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. 

  102. 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. 

  103. 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. 

  104. Lembo AJ, Conboy L, Kelley JM, Schnyer RS, McManus M, Quilty MT, Kerr CE, Jacobson EE, Davis RB, Kaptchuk TJ.  A treatment trial of acupuncture in IBS patients. Am J Gastroenterol. 2009 Jun; 104 (6) :1489-97. 

  105. Brunoni AR, Lopes M, Kaptchuk TJ. Fregni F.  Placebo effects in Major Depressive Disorder: a systematic review and meta-analysis comparing a non-pharmacological vs. a pharmacological intervention.  PLoS One 2009; 4:e4824.

  106. 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. 

  107. 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. 

  108. 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. 

  109. 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. 

  110. Kaptchuk TJ, Shaw J, Kerr CE, Conboy LA, Kelley JM, Lembo AJ, Csordas TJ, Jacobson EE.”Maybe I made up the whole thing:” Placebos and patients’ experiences in a randomized controlled trial.  Culture Med Psych 2009; 33: 382-412.  

  111. 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. 

  112. Nielsen A, Knoblauch NTM, Dobos GJ, Michalsen A, Kaptchuk TJ.  Gua sha research and the language of integrative medicine. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2009 Jan; 13 (1) :63-72. 

  113. 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. 

  114. 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. 

  115. Kaptchuk TJ, Kelley JM, Conboy LA, Davis RB, Kerr CE, Jacobson EE, Kirsch I, Schyner RN, Nam  BY, Nguyen LT, Park M, Rivers AL, McManus C, Kokkotou E, Drossman DA, Goldman P, Lembo AJ.  Components of the placebo effect: a randomized controlled trial in irritable bowel syndrome.  BMJ 2008; 336:998-1003.

  116. 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. 

  117. Tilburt JC, Emanuel EJ, Kaptchuk TJ, Curlin FA, Miller FG. Prescribing "placebo treatments": results of national survey of US internists and rheumatologists. BMJ. 2008 Oct 23; 337:a1938. 

  118. Tilburt JC, Kaptchuk TJ. Herbal medicine research and global health: an ethical analysis. Bull World Health Organ. 2008 Aug; 86 (8) :594-9. 

  119. Kaptchuk T. Ted Kaptchuk. Nat Rev Drug Discov. 2008 Jul; 7 (7) :554. 

  120. 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. 

  121. Miller FG, Kaptchuk TJ. Deception of subjects in neuroscience: an ethical analysis. J Neurosci. 2008 May 7; 28 (19) :4841-3. 

  122. 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. 

  123. Miller FG, Kaptchuk TJ. The power of context: reconceptualizing the placebo effect. J R Soc Med. 2008 May; 101 (5) :222-5. 

  124. 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. 

  125. 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. 

  126. 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. 

  127. 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. 

  128. 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. 

  129. 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. 

  130. An audience with Ted Kaptchuk.  Nature Reviews Drug Discovery 2008;7:554. 

  131. 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. 

  132. 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. 

  133. 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. 

  134. 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. 

  135. 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. 

  136. 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. 

  137. 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. 

  138. 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. 

  139. 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. 

  140. 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. 

  141. 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.

  142. 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. 

  143. Miller FG, Kaptchuk TJ. Acupuncture trials and informed consent. J Med Ethics. 2007 Jan; 33 (1) :43-4. 

  144. Kaptchuk TJ. The quality control crisis in China. Acupuncture Today 2007;8:2.

  145. Lewith GT, White PJ, Kaptchuk TJ. Developing a research strategy for acupuncture. Clin J Pain. 2006 Sep; 22 (7) :632-8. 

  146. Kaptchuk TJ.  In: Call E.  Mending the web of life: Chinese medicine & species conservation.  Washington, DC:  International Fund for Animal Welfare, American Herbal Products Association, 2006. 

  147. 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. 

  148. 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. 

  149. 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. 

  150. Schnyer RN, Wayne PM, Kaptchuk TJ, Cheng X, Zhang Z, Stason WB.  Standardization of individual treatments in a randomized controlled trial of acupuncture for stroke rehabilitation.  J Altern Comp Ther 2006;12:106-9.

  151. 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. 

  152. 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. 

  153. 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. 

  154. 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. 

  155. 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. 

  156. 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. 

  157. Patel SM, Stason WB, Legedza A, Ock SM, Kaptchuk TJ, Conboy L, Canenguez K, Park JK, Kelly E, Jacobson E, Kerr CE, Lembo AJ. The placebo effect in irritable bowel syndrome trials: a meta-analysis. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2005 Jun; 17 (3) :332-40. 

  158. Ahn AC, Kaptchuk TJ. Advancing acupuncture research. Altern Ther Health Med. 2005 May-Jun; 11 (3) :40-5. 

  159. 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. 

  160. Kaptchuk TJ.  Rinpoche CN, author.  Medicine and compassion: a Tibetan lama’s guidance        for caregivers.  New Eng J Med 2005;352:1730. 

  161. 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. 

  162. 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. 

  163. 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. 

  164. Miller FG, Kaptchuk TJ. Sham procedures and the ethics of clinical trials. J R Soc Med. 2004 Dec; 97 (12) :576-8. 

  165. Napadow V, Kaptchuk TJ. Patient characteristics for outpatient acupuncture in Beijing, China. J Altern Complement Med. 2004 Jun; 10 (3) :565-72. 

  166. Kaptchuk TJ, Lembo A. Ethical issues in research in complementary and alternative medicine. JAMA. 2004 May 12; 291 (18) :2193; author reply 2193-4. 

  167. Kaptchuk TJ, Kerr CE. Commentary: unbiased divination, unbiased evidence, and the patulin clinical trial. Int J Epidemiol. 2004 Apr; 33 (2) :247-51. 

  168. 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. 

  169. Kaptchuk TJ.  Trends in Chinese medicine education and research in the west. In:  2nd International Symposium on Education of Traditional Chinese Medicine.  Papers and    Abstracts.  Shanghai:  Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine; 2004. p.254-61.

  170. 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. 

  171. Kaptchuk TJ, Lembo A.  Ethical issues in research in complementary and alternative medicine. J Amer Med Assoc 2004;291:2193.

  172. 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. 

  173. 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. 

  174. Kaptchuk TJ. Effect of interpretive bias on research evidence. BMJ. 2003 Jun 28; 326 (7404):1453-5.

  175. Kaptchuk TJ, Berman BM, Bausell RB.  The placebo and complementary and alternative medicine: historical, scientific and methodological considerations.  In:  National Cancer Institute. Office of Cancer and Alternative Medicine.  Expert Panels in Cancer CAM Research: Developing the State of the Science in Research Methodologies. Washington, DC: National Cancer Institute; 2003 .p.29-45. 

  176. 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. 

  177. Jonas WB, Kaptchuk TJ, Linde K. A critical overview of homeopathy. Ann Intern Med. 2003 Mar 4; 138 (5) :393-9.

  178. Weiger WA, Kaptchuk TJ, Eisenberg DM. Complementary and alternative medicine in cancer.  Ann Intern Med 2003;139:152-3.

  179. 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. 

  180. 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. 

  181. 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.  

  182. Kaptchuk T, Eisenberg D, Komaroff A. Pondering the placebo effect. Newsweek. 2002 Dec 2; 140 (23) :71, 73. 

  183. Kaptchuk TJ. East Asian medicine. Ann Intern Med 2002;137:702-3.

  184. 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.

  185. Kaptchuk TJ, Eisenberg DM. Varieties of healing. Ann Intern Med 2002 137:218.

  186. 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. 

  187. Kaptchuk TJ. Epidemiology research. Lancet. 2002 Jul 20; 360 (9328) :259. 

  188. 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. 

  189. Kaptchuk TJ. Acupuncture for the treatment of cocaine addiction. JAMA. 2002 Apr 10; 287 (14) :1801; author reply 1801-2. 

  190. Kaptchuk TJ. Acupuncture: theory, efficacy, and practice. Ann Intern Med. 2002 Mar 5; 136 (5) :374-83. 

  191. Kaptchuk TJ. Is the placebo powerless?. N Engl J Med. 2001 Oct 25; 345 (17) :1277; author reply 1278-9. 

  192. 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 Fall; 17 (4) :298-307; discussion 312-8. 

  193. Kaptchuk TJ.   Methodological issues in trials of acupuncture.  J Amer Med Assoc 2001;285:1015-1016.

  194. 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. 

  195. 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. 

  196. Kessler RC, Davis RC, Foster DF, Van Rompay MI, 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; 135: 262-68.

  197. Kaptchuk TJ. The double-blind randomized controlled trial:  gold standard or golden calf? J Clin Epidemiol 2001;54:541-49.

  198. Eisenberg DM, Kaptchuk TJ, Lane C, Davidoff F.  Complementary and alternative medicine   Ann Intern Med 2001;135: 208. 

  199. Kaptchuk TJ, Eisenberg DM.  Varieties of healing, 1: Medical pluralism in the United States. Ann Intern Med 2001; 135:189-195.

  200. Kaptchuk TJ, Eisenberg DM.  Varieties of healing, 2: A taxonomy of unconventional healing practices.  Ann Intern Med 2001; 135: 196-204. 

  201. Kaptchuk TJ.  Distant healing. Ann Intern Med 2001;134:532-533.

  202. Kaptchuk TJ.  Is the placebo powerless? N Eng J Med 2001;345:1277.

  203. Cherkin DC, Eisenberg DM, Sherman KJ, Barlow W, Kaptchuk TJ, Street J, Deyo RA.   A randomized trial comparing traditional Chinese medicine acupuncture, therapeutic massage and self-care education for chronic low back pain.  Arch Intern Med 2001;161:1081-88.  

  204. Barnett E, Levatin JL, Chapman E, Floyd C, Eisenberg D, Kaptchuk TJ, Klein JO. Challenges of evaluating homeopathic treatment of acute otitis media.  Ped Infectious Dis J 2000; 19:273-75.

  205. Eisenberg DM, Kaptchuk TJ.  The herbal history of digitalis: lessons for alternative medicine . J Amer Med Assoc 2000;283:884-885.

  206. Kaptchuk TJ, Goldman P, Stone DA, Stason WB.  Do medical devices have enhanced placebo effects?  J Clin Epidemiol 2000;53:786-92.

  207. Kaptchuk TJ.  More on alternative medicine.  Ann Intern Med 2000; 132:675.

  208. Kaptchuk TJ.  Debate over the history of placebos in medicine. Alt Therapies 2000;18.

  209. DeCraen AJM, Kaptchuk TJ, Tijssen J, Kleijnen J.  Placebos and placebo effects in medicine: historical overview.  J Roy Soc Med 1999;92:511-15.

  210. Kaptchuk TJ. Chinese herbal medicine for irritable bowel syndrome.  J Amer Med Assoc 1999;282:1035.

  211. Kaptchuk TJ, Eisenberg DM.  Alternative views on alternative medicine. Ann Intern Med 1999;131:230.

  212. Shenkman Z, Holzman RS, Kim C, Ferrari LR, DiEnzio J, Highfield, ES, VanKevren K, Kaptchuk TJ, Kenna MA, Berde CB.  Acupressure-acupuncture anti-emetic prophylaxis in children undergoing tonsillectomy. Anesthesiology 1999; 90:1311-16.

  213. Rochon PA, Binns M, Litner J, Litner G, Fischbach M, Eisenberg D, Kaptchuk TJ, Stason W. Chalmers TC.  Are randomized control trial outcomes influenced by the inclusion of a placebo group?  A systematic review of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug trials for arthritis treatment. J Clin Epidemiol 1999; 52:113-22.

  214. Wetzel MS, Eisenberg DM. Kaptchuk TJ.  Medical school courses in alternative medicine. J Amer Med Assoc 1999;281:609.

  215. Birch S, Kaptchuk TJ.  History, nature and current practice of acupuncture:  an East Asian perspective. In:  Ernst E, White A, editors.  Acupuncture: a scientific appraisal. Oxford: Butterworth Heinemman; 1999. p.11-30.

  216. Kaptchuk TJ. The botanical agenda, science and incentives for research.  In: Eskinazi D, editor. Botanical medicine: efficacy, quality assurance, and regulation. Larchmont, NY: Mary Ann Liebert; 1999. p.193-194. 

  217. Kaptchuk TJ. Acupuncture and amitriptyline for HIV-related peripheral neuropathic pain.  J Amer Med Assoc 1999;281:1270.

  218. Kaptchuk TJ, Shapiro A.  The powerful placebo: from ancient priests to modern physician.  Bull Hist Med 1999;73:159-60.

  219. Kaptchuk TJ.  Spencer JW, Jacobs JJ, editors.  Complementary/alternative medicine: an evidence-based approach.  New Engl J Med 1999;340:1845.

  220. Kaptchuk TJ.  Intentional ignorance: a history of blind assessment and placebo controls in medicine.  Bull Hist Med 1998; 72:389-433. 

  221. Studdert DM, Eisenberg DM, Miller FH, Curto DA, Kaptchuk TJ, Brennan TA. Medical malpractice implications of alternative medicine.  J Amer Med Assoc 1998; 280:1610-15.     

  222. Wetzel, MS, Eisenberg, DM, Kaptchuk, TJ.  Courses involving complementary and alternative medicine at US medical schools. J Amer Med Assoc 1998; 280:784-87.   

  223. Kaptchuk TJ.  Powerful placebo: the dark side of the randomized controlled trial.  Lancet 1998;351:1722-25. 

  224. Kaptchuk TJ. Placebo needle for acupuncture. Lancet 1998;352:634.

  225. Kaptchuk TJ.  In the name of medicine. Ann Intern Med 1998;129:589.

  226. Kaptchuk TJ, Eisenberg DM.  Health food or granola: its truth and consequences.  In: Vickers AJ, editor. Examining complementary medicine: The skeptical holist.  Cheltenham, UK: Stanley Thornes; 1998. p. 17-28.

  227. Kaptchuk TJ.  Exploring RCT methodology.  Review of Marcus SM. Assessing non-consent bias. J Clin Epidemiol 1997;50:823-28.  FACT:  Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies 1998;3:5-6.

  228. Kaptchuk TJ, Eisenberg, DM.  The persuasive appeal of alternative medicine. Ann Intern Med 1998; 129:1061-65.

  229. Kaptchuk TJ, Eisenberg, DM.  Chiropractic: origins, controversies and contributions. Arch Intern Med 1998; 158:2215-24. In: Fontanarosa PB ed. Alternative medicine: an objective assessment. Chicago. American Medical Association, 2000.

  230. Kaptchuk TJ, Eisenberg DM.  The health food movement.  Nutrition 1998; 14:471-73.

  231. Kaptchuk TJ.  Concerns about run-in periods in randomized trials. J Amer Med Assoc 1998;279:1526-1527.

  232. Kaptchuk TJ.  An early use of blind assessment in a homeopathic scientific experiment.  Brit Homeopathic J 1997; 86:49-50.

  233. Kaptchuk TJ. Consequences of cupping. N Engl J Med 1997;336:1109.

  234. Kaptchuk TJ, Ernst E.  Homeopathy—the emperor's medicine.  Arch Intern Med 1997;157:1140.

  235. Klarer S, Kaptchuk TJ. Qi. In:  Selin H, editor. Encyclopedia of the history of science, technology and medicine in non-western cultures.  Dordrecht, Holland: Kluwer Academic Publishers; 1997.p.832-833.

  236. MacPherson H, Kaptchuk TJ, editors.  Acupuncture in practice: case history insights from the west.  New York: Churchill Livingstone; 1997. Published in the following editions: Italian 1998, German 2001, Portuguese 2002.

  237. Kaptchuk TJ, Eisenberg DM. Legitimate evidence: randomized or otherwise.  Comments on Pincus T.  Analyzing long-term outcomes of clinical care.  Advances in Mind-Body Medicine 1997;13:3-32.  Advances 1997;13:48-51.

  238. Kaptchuk TJ.  The gap between conventional medicine and alternative medicine.  In: European Commission.  EUR 17773.  COST Action B4 Unconventional medicine.  Third annual report 1995-96.  Luxembourg:  Office for Official Publications of the European Communities;1997.p.22-4.

  239. Kaptchuk TJ.  Acupuncture: history, context, and long-term perspective.  In: NIH consensus development conference on acupuncture.  Program and abstracts.  November 3-5, 1997.  Bethesda, MD: National Institutes of Health;1997.p.25-9. 

  240. Kaptchuk TJ. Uptake of alternative medicine. Lancet 1996;347:972.

  241. Kaptchuk TJ, Edwards RA, Eisenberg DM.  Complementary medicine—efficacy beyond the placebo effect.  In: Ernst E, editor. Complementary medicine: an objective appraisal.  Oxford, England: Butterworth Heinemann; 1996. p. 42-70.

  242. Kaptchuk TJ.  When does unbiased become biased?  The dilemma of homeopathic provings and modern research methods.  Brit Homeopathic J 1996; 85:237-47.

  243. Ernst E, Kaptchuk TJ. Complementary medicine—the case for dialogue.  J Roy Col Physicians Lond 1996;30:410-12.

  244. Ernst E, Kaptchuk TJ.  Homeopathy revisited.  Arch Intern Med 1996;156:2162-64.  

  245. Kaptchuk TJ.  History of vitalism.  In: Micozzi MS, editor.  Fundamentals of complementary and integrative medicine.  St. Louis: Saunders, Elsevier; 1996, 2001. 2006. p.54-66.

  246. Kaptchuk TJ. Acute hepatitis associated with Jin Bu Huan.  Ann Intern Med 1995; 122:636.

  247. Balick M, Duke J, Kaptchuk TJ, et al. Herbal medicine. In: Alternative medicine: expanding medical horizons. A report to the National Institutes of Health on alternative medical systems and practices in the United States. Publication No. 94-066.  Washington, DC: National Institutes of Health;1994.p.183-206.

  248. Kaptchuk TJ.  Commentary on Bergmann, et al.  Does informed consent influence the result of clinical trials?  Clinical Trials and Meta-Analysis 1994; 29:41-47.  Forschende Komplementärmedizin.  Research in Complementary Medicine 1996; 3:162-3. 

  249. Kaptchuk TJ, Kirkland J, Mathews AF, Baldwin K, editors. Herbal and magical medicine: traditional healing today.  Soc Sci Med 1994;38:197-98.

  250. Eisenberg DM, Delbanco TL, Berkey CS, Kaptchuk TJ, Kupelnick B, Kuhl J, Chalmers TC. Cognitive behavioral techniques for hypertension: are they effective?  Literature review and meta-analysis.  Ann Intern Med 1993; 118:964-72.

  251. Kaptchuk TJ. Healing as a journey together.  In: Carlson R, Shield B, editors. Healers on healing. Los Angeles: Jeremy Tarcher; 1989. p.104-105.  

  252. Bensky D, Gamble A, with Kaptchuk TJ, editors, translators. Chinese herbal medicine: materia medica. Seattle: Eastland Press; 1986.

  253. Kaptchuk TJ. The culture, history and discourse of Oriental medicine. East Asian Medical Studies Society, editor.  Fundamentals of Chinese medicine.  Brookline, MA: Paradigm Publishers; 1985. p. xvii-xxxvii, 581-588.

  254. Kaptchuk TJ.  Another look at qi: a book review of Encounters with Qi.  J Chin Medicine 1985;19:31. 

  255. Kaptchuk TJ. The Web that has no Weaver: understanding Chinese medicine. New York: Congdon and Weed, 1983. 2nd US edition, Chicago: Contemporary, McGraw-Hill, 2000.  Published in the following editions: British, 1983; Dutch, 1987; Italian, 1988; German, 1988; Hungarian, 1992; French, 1993, Spanish, 1995, Bulgarian, 2002, Portuguese (Brazil), 2002, Indian 2003, Spanish (Chile) 2007.

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