Research Finds Acupuncture Effective for Chronic Pain
- A meta-analysis published in the Journal of Pain has concluded that acupuncture is effective for a number of chronic pain conditions.
- Results indicated that the effects of acupuncture were persistent over time, and that the benefits could not be explained away by the placebo effect.
- Family physicians may not feel comfortable prescribing these treatments without receiving guidance and training in the benefits, harms and indications.
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