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Table 1 Medline search strategy for title, abstract and Mesh

From: Acupuncture for osteoporosis: a systematic review protocol

Number Search terms
1 randomised controlled trial
2 controlled clinical trial
3 randomly
4 randomized
5 randomised
6 trial
7 or/1-6
8 osteoporosis
9 osteopenia
10 bone mass loss
11 bone mass decrease
12 osteoporotic
13 or/8–12
14 acupuncture
15 acupoint
16 meridian
17 electro-acupuncture
18 electroacupuncture
19 transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation
20 acupoint catgut embedding
21 acupressure
22 cupping jar
23 moxibustion
24 auricular points
25 abdominal acupuncture points
26 scalp acupuncture points
27 laser
28 magnets
29 Bleeding
30 acupoint injection
31 fire needle
32 needle-knife
33 superficial needling
34 or/14-33
35 7 and 13 and 34