Acupuncture for pain management

Knee arthritis? Acupuncture better than Physiotherapy!

»Posted by on Jun 14, 2017 in Acupuncture for pain management, Acupuncture in York

A new study has shown how Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture achieved far better results for the treatment of osteoarthritis in the knee, when compared to physiotherapy. The small-scale study involved 50 patients with knee osteoarthritis (the ‘wear and tear’ type of arthritis, as opposed to rheumatoid arthritis) being randomly assigned to receive either TCM Acupuncture or physiotherapy. The Acupuncture was delivered via 7 acupuncture points on the knee, once every other day, for 4 weeks.  Those in the physiotherapy group received treatment 5 times a week, for 4 weeks. Both groups experienced an improvement in symptoms, but those in the Acupuncture group reported; Better improvements in total symptom scores Better improvements in pain, stiffness, and...

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Acupuncture for back pain recommended by American College of Physicians

»Posted by on May 31, 2017 in Acupuncture and back pain, Acupuncture for pain management, Acupuncture in York

Only last year NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) changed its mind about recommending Acupuncture for back care, removing it from the list of non-invasive treatment options for back pain and sciatica. Now, the American College of Physicians have released a document entitled ‘Non-invasive Treatments for Acute, Subacute, and Chronic Low Back Pain: A Clinical Practice Guideline from the American College of Physicians’ that includes Acupuncture, endorsing it for both acute and chronic back pain. Confusing, huh! This kind of contradictory advice is so unhelpful, especially when back pain sufferers are faced with the prospect of having to take strong medications just to make it through the day, and a long waiting list to receive any kind of NHS...

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