Acupuncture proves effective for chronic pain
A recent study, “Acupuncture for chronic pain: Individual patient data Meta-analysis”, has provided significant evidence that acupuncture not only provides greater pain relief than both sham and no acupuncture, it also goes above and beyond a placebo effect.
These results come from a meta-analysis of 29 high quality studies, looking at 17,992 cases of raw individual patient data.
Lead researcher Andrew Vickers and colleagues set out to determine the effect of acupuncture for back and neck pain, osteoarthritis, chronic headache and shoulder pain…..
……these findings suggest that acupuncture is a clinically significant method of pain relief.
“Extract from an article published in Jing-Luo spring edition and published on line http://www.abc.net.au/am/content2012/s3587328.htm. “