Photo showing the back of a woman with a sore shoulder. Her hand is on her shoulder.

Acupuncture proven to work for Pain Relief

A study involving thousands of people in the US finds patients receiving acupuncture had significantly improved experience of pain after receiving acupuncture, compared with groups receiving either no acupuncture or sham acupuncture (a group established to test the possibility of the placebo effect). The doctor behind the study concluded “For a patient who is interested in acupuncture or considering it as one of the options to manage a chronic pain condition that is not being well treated by whatever it is they’re currently doing with medication or physical therapy, this is something they can now discuss with a doctor and use our study as good evidence that acupuncture is actually a reasonable referral option for their condition”.

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