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Acupuncture and chronic pain

»Posted by on May 29, 2012 in Acupuncture and back pain, Acupuncture for pain management

Acupuncture Proven to Ease Chronic Pain Acupuncture is of benefit for some types of chronic pain. An international research collaboration, involving the University of York, has shown that acupuncture is an effective treatment for chronic pain in patients with chronic back and neck pain, osteoarthritis, shoulder pain, and chronic headache. Dr Hugh MacPherson, Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Health Sciences at York, together with investigators at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre in Boston and researchers from the Universities of Keele and Southampton, have analysed raw individual patient data – an approach that allows for more statistically precise results – for 17,922 participants enrolled in 29 high quality, randomized trials. The trials...

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